Papers by Keyword: Wavefront Sensor

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Authors: Sergey Garanin, Sergey Khokhlov, Aleksei Manachinsky, Fedor Starikov
Abstract: We report the results of performance of closed-loop adaptive optical systems intended for phase correction of pulsed and cw laser beams. The conventional control of adaptive system is based on wavefront sensing (e.g., Hartmann-Shack) and following deformation of adaptive mirror surface. We demonstrate the results of such static phase correction in the cases of the vortex laser beam and the powerful laser beam of pulsed “Luch” facility. On other side, applying the sensor-less approach we perform the dynamic phase correction of tip-tilts and higher phase aberrations of laser beams using the stochastic parallel gradient algorithm embedded into the special control units with microcontroller that considerably broadens the system operation bandwidth.
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Authors: Xiang Zhang
Abstract: The effect of intracavity aberration perturbation on output mode structure properties of unstable laser resonator is been experimentally researched using Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor on the basis of numerical analysis. Results show that intracavity tilt aberration notablely affects outcoupled intensity distribution, but only a small intracavity tilt perturbation will not obviously augment the high-order aberrations of beam phase properties. The tilt aberration, coma aberration and astigmatism will all be brought, and also tilt aberration is the main component when intracavity mirrors have a vertical movement along the direction of optic axis. When adaptive optical elements such as deformable mirrors are adopted for intracavity aberration correction, the correction for tilt aberration should be considered firstly.
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Authors: Xiang Zhang
Abstract: The effect of intracavity aberrated perturbation on output mode structure properties of passive confocal unstable resonator is been experimentally researched by adopting H-S wavefront sensor and Zernike modal wavefront reconstruction on the basis of numerical simulation. Results show that intracavity tilted perturbation notablely affects outcoupled intensity distribution, and will also increase some high-order aberrations of beam phase properties. However, low-order Zernike tilt aberration is the main component when phase-tilted perturbation is introduced into the resonator. Defocus, astigmatism and coma aberration will all be brought, and also such high-order aberration included in wavefront will directly degrade output beam quality. When correction device of adaptive optics adopted for intracavity aberration correction, correction of tilted aberration should be considered firstly.
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