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

Heather Dalgarno, A. H. Greenaway

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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. © EAS, EDP Sciences 2006.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-185
Number of pages21
JournalEAS Publications Series
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAstronomy with High Contrast Imaging III: Instrumental Techniques, Modeling and Data Processing - Frejus, France
Duration: 16 May 200519 May 2005


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