Abstract

Image-based wavefront sensing is a powerful technique for measuring the aberrations of optical systems and surfaces. It often fails for segmented systems with large piston errors per segment. We propose a method for finding these errors using broadband light and a specialized grid search as part of a more global search. We show that this method has a high rate of success for a case where nonlinear optimization gets stuck in local minima. We also explore points of failure.

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