Abstract

We describe a simple method for generating known optical aberrations dynamically, using a ferroelectric liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. Aberrations inherent in the optical system are measured and corrected, and as an example Kolmogorov turbulence is simulated for aperture sizes D/r0 from 0 to 30, varying at frame rates up to 2.5 kHz. A measure of wave-front generation efficiency is introduced and is shown to be better than 86% for Kolmogorov phase screens with D/r0 in the range from 0 to 30.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Paige, E. G. S.

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Samus, S.

Thurman, S. J.

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Vass, D. G.

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[CrossRef]

Worboys, M.

Yang, G. G.

S. E. Broomfield, M. A. A. Neil, E. G. S. Paige, and G. G. Yang, Electron. Lett. 28, 22 (1992).
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Electron. Lett.

S. E. Broomfield, M. A. A. Neil, E. G. S. Paige, and G. G. Yang, Electron. Lett. 28, 22 (1992).
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S. T. Warr and R. J. Mears, Electron. Lett. 31, 714 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

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R. G. Lane, A. Glindemann, and J. C. Dainty, Waves Random Media 2, 209 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Other

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J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, New York, 1985).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Fourier-plane intensity pattern for a binarized tilted plane wave.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferograms of the basic optical system (a) before and (b) after correction.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Binary pattern for generating a wave front with D/r0=10.

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Fig. 5

(a), (b) Interferograms and (c), (d) intensity images for (a), (c) D/r0=10 and (b), (d) 30.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Wave-front generation efficiency as a function of aperture size.

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gx,y=2πexpjϕ+τ+exp-jϕ+τ-13 expj3ϕ+τ-13 exp-j3ϕ+τ+.
η=PAx,yexpjΔϕx,ydxdy2PdxdyPAx,y2dxdy.

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