Wavefront sensing: From historical roots to the state-of-the-art

Heather Isla Campbell, A. H. Greenaway

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of wavefront sensing technologies. A brief background to the field of wavefront sensing is given, and several wavefront sensors are studied in detail. Particular attention is given to the Shack-Hartmann, Phase Diversity and Curvature wavefront sensors. Interferometric and Pyramid wavefront sensors are discussed as well as Schlieren imaging, algorithmic approaches (such as image sharpening), Shack-Hartmann Curvature hybrid wavefront sensing and modal wavefront sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstronomy with High Contrast Imaging III: Instrumental Techniques, Modeling and Data Processing
PublisherE D P Sciences
Pages165-185
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-2-86883-902-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event3rd Days on High Contrast Imaging and Exoplanets Detection Conference - Frejus, France
Duration: 17 May 200519 May 2005

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1633-4760

Conference

Conference3rd Days on High Contrast Imaging and Exoplanets Detection Conference
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityFrejus
Period17/05/0519/05/05

Keywords

  • POINT-DIFFRACTION INTERFEROMETER
  • RETINAL IMAGE QUALITY
  • PHASE RETRIEVAL
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS
  • HUMAN EYE
  • SHEARING INTERFEROMETER
  • INTENSITY MEASUREMENTS
  • ZERNIKE POLYNOMIALS
  • TRANSPORT-EQUATION
  • SENSOR

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