Abstract

We are studying the application of an adaptive optics system to upgrade the beam quality of a laser. The adaptive optics (AO) system consists of a bimorph deformable mirror, a Shack-Hartmann sensor and a control system. In most AO applications, the beam aperture is considered to be circular. However, in some cases such as laser beams from unstable resonators, the beam apertures are annulus or a holed-rectangle. In this paper, we investigate how well a bimorph deformable mirror of <TEX>${\Phi}120\;mm$</TEX> clear aperture can compensate phase distortions for three different beam configurations; 1) <TEX>${\Phi}120\;mm$</TEX> circular aperture, 2) <TEX>${\Phi}100\;mm$</TEX> annulus aperture with a <TEX>${\Phi}20\;mm$</TEX> hole and 3) <TEX>$70\;mm{\times}70\;mm$</TEX> square aperture with a hole of <TEX>$30\;mm{\times}30\;mm$</TEX>. This study concludes that the bimorph mirror, which might be considered as a modal controller, can compensate tilt, defocus, coma and astigmatism, and spherical aberration for all three beams.

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2006 (1)

J. H. Lee, Y. C. Lee, and E. C. Kang, "Investigation to Performance Degradation of Shack Hartmann Wavefront Sensing Due to Pupil Irradiance Profile," J. Opt. Soc. Korea, vol. 10, no.1, pp. 23-27, 2006
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

Jun Ho Lee, Tae Kyung Uhm, and Sung-Kie Youn, "First. Order Analysis of Thin-Plate Deformable Mir-rors," Journal of the Korean Physical Society, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1412-1416, 2004

2001 (2)

Z. Kam, B. Hanser, M. G. L. Gustafsson, D. A. Agard, and J. W. Sedat, "Computational adaptive optics for live three-dimensional biological imaging," PNAS, vol. 98, no. 7, pp. 3790-3795, 2001
[CrossRef]

J. L. Gargasson, M. Glanc, and P. Lena, "Retinal Imaging with adaptive optics," C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris., t.2, Serie IV, pp. 1131-1138, 2001
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

J. H. Lee, D. D. Walker, and A. P. Doel, "Pupil plane wavefront sensing with a static pyramidal prism: simulation and preliminary evaluation," J. Opt. Soc. Korea, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2000
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

S. Arnon and N. S. Kopeika, "Adaptive optical transmitter and receiver for space communication through thin clouds," Appl. Opt., vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1987- 1993, 1997
[CrossRef]

M. L. Holohan and J. C. Dainty, "Low-order adaptive optics: a possible use in underwater imaging?," Optics & Laser Technology, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 51-55, 1997
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

A. V. Kudryashov and V. V. Samarkin, "Control of high power <TEX>$CO_2$</TEX> laser beam by adaptive optical elements," Opt. Comm., vol. 118, pp. 317-322, 1995
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

R. J. Noll, "Zernike polynomials and atmospheric turbulence", J. Opt. Soc. Am., vol. 66, no. 3, 207-211, 1976
[CrossRef]

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J. M. Beckers, "Adaptive Optics for Astronomy: Principles, Performance and Applications," Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 31, pp. 13-22, 1993
[CrossRef]

Applied Optics (1)

S. Arnon and N. S. Kopeika, "Adaptive optical transmitter and receiver for space communication through thin clouds," Appl. Opt., vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1987- 1993, 1997
[CrossRef]

Comptes Rendus de l' Ademie des Sciences - Series IV - Physics (1)

J. L. Gargasson, M. Glanc, and P. Lena, "Retinal Imaging with adaptive optics," C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris., t.2, Serie IV, pp. 1131-1138, 2001
[CrossRef]

Journal of the Korean Physical Society (1)

Jun Ho Lee, Tae Kyung Uhm, and Sung-Kie Youn, "First. Order Analysis of Thin-Plate Deformable Mir-rors," Journal of the Korean Physical Society, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1412-1416, 2004

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[CrossRef]

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea (2)

J. H. Lee, D. D. Walker, and A. P. Doel, "Pupil plane wavefront sensing with a static pyramidal prism: simulation and preliminary evaluation," J. Opt. Soc. Korea, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2000
[CrossRef]

J. H. Lee, Y. C. Lee, and E. C. Kang, "Investigation to Performance Degradation of Shack Hartmann Wavefront Sensing Due to Pupil Irradiance Profile," J. Opt. Soc. Korea, vol. 10, no.1, pp. 23-27, 2006
[CrossRef]

Optics & Laser Technology (1)

M. L. Holohan and J. C. Dainty, "Low-order adaptive optics: a possible use in underwater imaging?," Optics & Laser Technology, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 51-55, 1997
[CrossRef]

Optics Communications (1)

A. V. Kudryashov and V. V. Samarkin, "Control of high power <TEX>$CO_2$</TEX> laser beam by adaptive optical elements," Opt. Comm., vol. 118, pp. 317-322, 1995
[CrossRef]

PNAS (1)

Z. Kam, B. Hanser, M. G. L. Gustafsson, D. A. Agard, and J. W. Sedat, "Computational adaptive optics for live three-dimensional biological imaging," PNAS, vol. 98, no. 7, pp. 3790-3795, 2001
[CrossRef]

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