14 October 2015 Measurement of optical misalignment using wavefront sensing
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A method for measurement of misalignment in an optical system using wavefront sensing in a two-lens telescopic system is reported. Using Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor data and ABCD matrix, mapping between Zernike coefficients with known misalignment of optical system is carried out. Results are validated experimentally using a two-lens telescopic system, and then compared with simulated values of a Ritchey-Chretien telescopic system for measuring misalignment. Also, it was demonstrated that ABCD matrix can only work for on-axis misalignment estimation and cannot work for off-axis.
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Naimesh R. Patel, Naimesh R. Patel, Chittur S. Narayanamurthy, Chittur S. Narayanamurthy, } "Measurement of optical misalignment using wavefront sensing," Optical Engineering 54(10), 104106 (14 October 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.10.104106 . Submission:
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