Abstract

Modal estimation of wave-front phase from phase derivatives is discussed. It is shown that it is desirable to minimize the number of modes estimated and the number of measurements used to maintain the quality of the estimates of low-order modes. It is also shown that mode cross coupling occurs when one tries to estimate modes higher than astigmatism.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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