Numerical simulation in adaptive optics

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A numerical model of a typical adaptive optics system is described in the report. The developed computer application corresponding to the model includes all the main elements of a real system, namely, computer codes simulating radiation propagation in a turbulent atmosphere with thermal blooming and codes simulating the elements of adaptive optics system (a model of a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor, two algorithms of dislocation localization, and a model of adaptive mirror with continuous surface). In the report we include solutions to the some of adaptive optics problems obtained with the model: realization of amplitude-phase control in two-mirror adaptive system, the method to improve the stability of correction for thermal blooming, evaluation of a Shack-Hartmann sensor performance, and some others. These results demonstrate that the set of the developed models is a powerful tool for simulations in the field of adaptive optics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsW. Jiangh
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine - Beijing, China
Duration: 29 Aug 20051 Sep 2005


Other5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine


  • Adaptive mirror
  • Adaptive optics
  • Numerical simulation
  • Optical vortices
  • Phase reconstruction
  • Shack-Hartmann sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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