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Title: Method and apparatus for wavefront sensing

Abstract

A method for performing optical wavefront sensing includes providing an amplitude transmission mask having a light input side, a light output side, and an optical transmission axis passing from the light input side to the light output side. The amplitude transmission mask is characterized by a checkerboard pattern having a square unit cell of size Λ. The method also includes directing an incident light field having a wavelength λ to be incident on the light input side and propagating the incident light field through the amplitude transmission mask. The method further includes producing a plurality of diffracted light fields on the light output side and detecting, at a detector disposed a distance L from the amplitude transmission mask, an interferogram associated with the plurality of diffracted light fields. The relation is satisfied, where n is an integer greater than zero.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Ram Photonics, LLC, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568700
Patent Number(s):
10371580
Application Number:
15/903,489
Assignee:
Ram Photonics, LLC (San Diego, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01B - MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
FC52-08NA28302
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/23/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Bahk, Seung-Whan. Method and apparatus for wavefront sensing. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Bahk, Seung-Whan. Method and apparatus for wavefront sensing. United States.
Bahk, Seung-Whan. Tue . "Method and apparatus for wavefront sensing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568700.
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