Optical Components, Detectors, and Displays

Modeling and performance limits of a large aperture high-resolution wavefront control system based on a liquid crystal spatial light modulator

[+] Author Affiliations
Xinghua Wang

Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, Ohio 44242

Bin Wang

Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, Ohio 44242

Philip J. Bos

Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, Ohio 44242

Paul F. McManamon

Air Force Research Lab, Dayton, Ohio 45424-4653

John J. Pouch

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Felix A. Miranda

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

James E. Anderson

Hana Microdisplay Technologies Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

Opt. Eng. 46(4), 044001 (April 30, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2730485
History: Received April 08, 2006; Revised September 22, 2006; Accepted October 03, 2006; Published April 30, 2007
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The aberration introduced by the primary optical element of a lightweight large aperture telescope can be corrected with a diffractive optical element called the liquid crystal spatial light modulator. Such aberration is usually very large, which makes the design and modeling of such a system difficult. A method to analyze the system is introduced, and the performance limitation of the system is studied through extensive modeling. An experimental system is demonstrated to validate the analysis. The connection between the modeling data and the experimental data is given.

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Xinghua Wang ; Bin Wang ; Philip J. Bos ; Paul F. McManamon ; John J. Pouch, et al.
"Modeling and performance limits of a large aperture high-resolution wavefront control system based on a liquid crystal spatial light modulator", Opt. Eng. 46(4), 044001 (April 30, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2730485


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