Correction of optical phase aberrations using binary-amplitude modulation

Tom Vettenburg, Andy R. Harvey

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We show that phase aberrations in an imaging system can be mitigated using binary-amplitude masks that reduce destructive interference in the image spatial frequency domain. Appropriately designed masks increase the magnitude of the optical transfer function and prevent nulls. This offers a low-cost, transmission-mode alternative to phase correction as used in active and adaptive optics, without a restriction on the waveband of operation. © 2011 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-433
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


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