Abstract

There has been very limited study on the stability of a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor (SHWS) since its emergence in the early 1970s. In this paper, through experimental study of the system stability of a digital SHWS, a special lenslet array with long focal range is designed and implemented with a spatial light modulator to improve the system performance. Diffractive lenses with long focal length range can provide pseudo-nondiffracting beams and a long range of focusing plane. The performance and effect of the modified SHWS with this lenslet array are investigated, and the experimental results show that the system stability and measurement repeatability are not sensitive to the sensing distance and stay at an acceptable level.

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[CrossRef]

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2001 (1)

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2000 (5)

1998 (1)

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Bai, N.

Bara, S.

Bliss, E. S.

Bock, M.

Copland, R. J.

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Feldman, M.

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Grey, A. A.

Grunwald, R.

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A. Hein, “Investigation on the wavefront stability of wavefront sensors,” Master's thesis (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2006).

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Huferath, S.

Koch, J. A.

Langer, S.

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L. Seifert, J. Liesener, and H. J. Tiziani, “The adaptive Shack-Hartmann sensor,” Opt. Commun. 216, 313-319(2003).
[CrossRef]

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S. Macrae, J. Schwiegerling, and R. Snyder, “Customized corneal ablation and super vision,” J. Refract. Surg. 16, S230-S235 (2000).

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R. R. Rammage, D. R. Neal, and R. J. Copland, “Application of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing technology to transmissive optics metrology,” Proc. SPIE 4779, 161-172 (2002).

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Neumann, U.

Ong, L. S.

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[CrossRef]

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Presta, R. W.

Primot, J.

Pulaski, P. D.

P. D. Pulaski, J. P. Roller, D. R. Neal, and K. Ratte, “Measurement of aberrations in microlenses using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor,” Proc. SPIE 4767, 44-52 (2002).

Rammage, R. R.

R. R. Rammage, D. R. Neal, and R. J. Copland, “Application of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing technology to transmissive optics metrology,” Proc. SPIE 4779, 161-172 (2002).

Ratte, K.

P. D. Pulaski, J. P. Roller, D. R. Neal, and K. Ratte, “Measurement of aberrations in microlenses using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor,” Proc. SPIE 4767, 44-52 (2002).

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P. D. Pulaski, J. P. Roller, D. R. Neal, and K. Ratte, “Measurement of aberrations in microlenses using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor,” Proc. SPIE 4767, 44-52 (2002).

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S. Macrae, J. Schwiegerling, and R. Snyder, “Customized corneal ablation and super vision,” J. Refract. Surg. 16, S230-S235 (2000).

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[CrossRef]

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Shack, R.

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Snyder, R.

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[CrossRef]

M. Rocktaschel and H. J. Tiziani, “Limitations of Shack-Hartmann sensor for testing optical aspherics,” Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 631-637 (2002).

Toeppen, J. S.

Van Atta, L.

Van Wonterghem, Bruno M.

Whistler, W. T.

Winters, S. E.

Woods, B. W.

Xiang,, L.

Zacharias, R. A.

Zhao, L. P.

Zozulya, Alex A.

Robert B. Own and Alex A. Zozulya, “Comparative study with double-exposure digital holographic interferometery and a Shack-Hartmann sensor to characterize transparent materials” Appl. Opt. 41,5891-5895 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (5)

J. Refract. Surg. (2)

B. C. Platt and R. Shack, “History and principles of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing,” J. Refract. Surg. 17, 573-577(2001).

S. Macrae, J. Schwiegerling, and R. Snyder, “Customized corneal ablation and super vision,” J. Refract. Surg. 16, S230-S235 (2000).

Opt. Commun. (2)

H. Hamam, “A direct technique for calculating the profile of aberration of the eye measured by a modified Hartmann-Shack apparatus,” Opt. Commun. 173, 23-26 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. Seifert, J. Liesener, and H. J. Tiziani, “The adaptive Shack-Hartmann sensor,” Opt. Commun. 216, 313-319(2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

M. Rocktaschel and H. J. Tiziani, “Limitations of Shack-Hartmann sensor for testing optical aspherics,” Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 631-637 (2002).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (2)

P. D. Pulaski, J. P. Roller, D. R. Neal, and K. Ratte, “Measurement of aberrations in microlenses using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor,” Proc. SPIE 4767, 44-52 (2002).

R. R. Rammage, D. R. Neal, and R. J. Copland, “Application of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing technology to transmissive optics metrology,” Proc. SPIE 4779, 161-172 (2002).

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

G. Artzner, “Aspherical wavefront measurements: Shack-Hartmann numerical and practical experiments,” Pure Appl. Opt. 7, 435-448 (1998).

Other (1)

A. Hein, “Investigation on the wavefront stability of wavefront sensors,” Master's thesis (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2006).

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