Abstract

An iterative zonal wave-front estimation algorithm for slope or gradient-type data in optical testing acquired with regular or irregular pupil shapes is presented. In the mathematical model proposed, the optical surface, or wave-front shape estimation, which may have any pupil shape or size, shares a predefined wave-front estimation matrix that we establish. Owing to the finite pupil of the instrument, the challenge of wave front shape estimation in optical testing lies in large part in how to properly handle boundary conditions. The solution we propose is an efficient iterative process based on Gerchberg-type iterations. The proposed method is validated with data collected from a 15×15-grid Shack–Hartmann sensor built at the Nanjing Astronomical Instruments Research Center in China. Results show that the rms deviation error of the estimated wave front from the original wave front is less than λ∕130–λ∕150 after ∼12 iterations and less than λ∕100 (both for λ=632.8 nm) after as few as four iterations. Also, a theoretical analysis of algorithm complexity and error propagation is presented.

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Brigham, E. O.

E. O. Brigham, The Fast Fourier Transform and Its Applications (Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1988), pp. 134, 164.

Bulirsch, R.

J. Stoer, R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 2nd ed., Vol. 12 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 1993), pp. 186, 594, and 635.

Cubalchini, R.

Fienup, J. R.

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Gerchberg, R. W.

R. W. Gerchberg, W. O. Saxton, “A practical algorithm for the determination of phase from image and diffraction plane pictures,” Optik (Stuttgart) 35, 237–246 (1972).

Hardy, J. W.

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Hudgin, R. H.

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Jiang, S.

D. Su, S. Jiang, L. Shao, “A sort of algorithm of wavefront reconstruction for Shack–Hartmann test (European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, 1993), pp. 289–292.

Koliopoulos, C. L.

Kress, R.

R. Kress, Numerical Analysis, Graduate Texts in Mathematics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 127.

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A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco, F. Saleri, Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 37 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 2000).

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Roddier, C.

Roddier, F.

Sacco, R.

A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco, F. Saleri, Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 37 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 2000).

Saleri, F.

A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco, F. Saleri, Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 37 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 2000).

Saxton, W. O.

R. W. Gerchberg, W. O. Saxton, “A practical algorithm for the determination of phase from image and diffraction plane pictures,” Optik (Stuttgart) 35, 237–246 (1972).

Shao, L.

D. Su, S. Jiang, L. Shao, “A sort of algorithm of wavefront reconstruction for Shack–Hartmann test (European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, 1993), pp. 289–292.

Southwell, W. H.

Stoer, J.

J. Stoer, R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 2nd ed., Vol. 12 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 1993), pp. 186, 594, and 635.

Su, D.

D. Su, S. Jiang, L. Shao, “A sort of algorithm of wavefront reconstruction for Shack–Hartmann test (European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, 1993), pp. 289–292.

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W. J. Thompson, Computing for Scientists and Engineers (Wiley, New York, 1992), p. 333.

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D. S. Watkins, Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 2002), pp. 3, 58, and 548.

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R. W. Gerchberg, W. O. Saxton, “A practical algorithm for the determination of phase from image and diffraction plane pictures,” Optik (Stuttgart) 35, 237–246 (1972).

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K. Freischlad, “Wavefront integration from difference data,” in Interferometry: Techniques and Analysis, G. M. Brown, O. Y. Kwon, M. Kujawinska, and G. T. Reid, eds., Proc. SPIE1755, 212–218 (1992).

K. Freischlad, C. L. Koliopoulos, “Wavefront reconstruction from noisy slope or difference data using the discrete Fourier transform,” in Adaptive Optics, J. E. Ludman, ed., Proc. SPIE551, 74–80 (1985).

D. Su, S. Jiang, L. Shao, “A sort of algorithm of wavefront reconstruction for Shack–Hartmann test (European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, 1993), pp. 289–292.

J. Stoer, R. Bulirsch, Introduction to Numerical Analysis, 2nd ed., Vol. 12 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 1993), pp. 186, 594, and 635.

D. S. Watkins, Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 2002), pp. 3, 58, and 548.

A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco, F. Saleri, Numerical Mathematics, Vol. 37 of Texts in Applied Mathematics (Springer, New York, 2000).

W. J. Thompson, Computing for Scientists and Engineers (Wiley, New York, 1992), p. 333.

E. O. Brigham, The Fast Fourier Transform and Its Applications (Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1988), pp. 134, 164.

R. Kress, Numerical Analysis, Graduate Texts in Mathematics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 127.

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