Abstract

We demonstrate wavefront sensing with variable measurement sensitivity and dynamic range by means of a programmable microlens array implemented onto an off-the-shelf twisted nematic liquid crystal display operating as a phase-only spatial light modulator. Electronic control of the optical power of a liquid lens inserted at the aperture stop of a telecentric relay system allows sensing reconfigurability without moving components. Results of laboratory experiments show the ability of the setup to detect both smooth and highly aberrated wavefronts with adequate sensitivity.

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[CrossRef]

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2006 (3)

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[CrossRef]

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1996 (1)

R. Ragazzoni, J. Mod. Opt. 43, 289 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

1971 (1)

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Arines, J.

P. Rodríguez, R. Navarro, J. Arines, and S. Bará, J. Refract. Surg. 22, 275 (2006).
[PubMed]

Asundi, A. K.

Bai, N.

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[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Durán, V.

Fang, Z. P.

Feiwen, L.

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[CrossRef]

Hongbin, Y.

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Javidi, B.

Lancis, J.

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L. Seifert, J. Liesener, and H. J. Tiziani, Opt. Commun. 216, 313 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shack, R. V.

R. V. Shack and B. C. Platt, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 656 (1971).

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Y. Hongbin, Z. Guangya, C. F. Siong, L. Feiwen, and W. Shouhua, J. Micromech. Microeng. 18, 105017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Siong, C. F.

Y. Hongbin, Z. Guangya, C. F. Siong, L. Feiwen, and W. Shouhua, J. Micromech. Microeng. 18, 105017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tajahuerce, E.

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L. Seifert, J. Liesener, and H. J. Tiziani, Opt. Commun. 216, 313 (2003).
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Appl. Opt. (3)

Eur. Phys. J. E (1)

B. Berge and J. Peseux, Eur. Phys. J. E 3, 159 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Micromech. Microeng. (1)

Y. Hongbin, Z. Guangya, C. F. Siong, L. Feiwen, and W. Shouhua, J. Micromech. Microeng. 18, 105017 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

R. Ragazzoni, J. Mod. Opt. 43, 289 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

R. V. Shack and B. C. Platt, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 656 (1971).

J. Refract. Surg. (1)

P. Rodríguez, R. Navarro, J. Arines, and S. Bará, J. Refract. Surg. 22, 275 (2006).
[PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

L. Seifert, J. Liesener, and H. J. Tiziani, Opt. Commun. 216, 313 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Reconfigurable SHWS. The optical power of the liquid lens and the lenslet focal length are matched so that the aerial spot pattern is imaged onto the sensor, which is kept at a fixed position, with constant magnification for all values of f ml .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measurement of wave aberration for two modes of operation of the reconfigurable SHWS. See text for details.

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( A B C D ) = ( f 2 f 1 f 1 2 ( g f 2 ) + f 1 2 ( P vf f 1 2 f ml + t f 1 ) f 1 f 2 0 f 1 f 2 ) .
P vf ( f ml ) = f 1 t f 1 2 + f 2 g f 2 2 + 1 f 1 2 f ml .

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