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Phase-shifting Zernike interferometer wavefront sensor

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dc.contributor.author Wallace, J. Kent
dc.contributor.author Rao, Shanti
dc.contributor.author Jensen-Clemb, Rebecca M.
dc.contributor.author Serabyn, Gene
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-03T14:21:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-03T14:21:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-22
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011, San Diego, California, August 20-25, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-4226
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43624
dc.description.abstract The canonical Zernike phase-contrast technique1,2,3,4 transforms a phase object in one plane into an intensity object in the conjugate plane. This is done by applying a static λ/2 phase shift to the central core (~ λ/D) of the PSF which is intermediate between the input and output planes. Here we present a new architecture for this sensor. First, the optical system is simple and all reflective. Second, the phase shift in the central core of the PSF is dynamic and or arbitrary size. This common-path, all-reflective design makes it minimally sensitive to vibration, polarization and wavelength. We review the theory of operation, describe the optical system, summarize numerical simulations and sensitivities and review results from a laboratory demonstration of this novel instrument en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject wavefront sensing en_US
dc.subject Zernike phase-contrast en_US
dc.subject adaptive optics en_US
dc.title Phase-shifting Zernike interferometer wavefront sensor en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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