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作者 Wilcox, Christopher C
書名 Optical phase aberration generation using a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator
國際標準書號 9781109611779
book jacket
說明 193 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-02, Section: B, page: 1242
Adviser: Sanjay Krishna
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of New Mexico, 2009
In this dissertation, a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator is used to simulate optical aberrations in an optical system. Any optical aberration can be simulated through the use of software developed for this project. A new method of simulating atmospheric turbulence is also presented
The Earth's atmosphere is a large, non-linear, non-homogeneous medium that is constantly flowing in a random fashion that affects light as it propagates through it. The Kolmogorov model for atmospheric turbulence is a description of the nature of the wavefront perturbations introduced by the atmosphere and it is one of the most accepted models. It is supported by a variety of experimental measurements and research and is quite widely used in simulations for atmospheric imaging. This model provides a statistical description of how random fluctuations in humidity and temperature affect the refractive index of the atmosphere for imaging through atmospheric turbulence. These refractive index fluctuations in turn affect the propagation of light through the atmosphere. An adaptive optical system can be developed to correct these wavefront perturbations for an optical system. However, prior to deployment, an adaptive optical system requires calibration and full characterization in the laboratory. Creating realistic atmospheric simulations is often expensive and computationally intensive using common techniques. To combat some of these issues often the temporal properties in the simulation are neglected. This dissertation outlines a new method developed for generating atmospheric turbulence and a testbed that simulates its aberrations far more inexpensively and with greater fidelity using a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator. This system allows the simulation of atmospheric seeing conditions ranging from very poor to very good and different algorithms may be easily employed on the device for comparison. These simulations can be dynamically generated and modified very quickly and easily
Using a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator to induce aberrations in an imaging system is not limited to simulating atmospheric turbulence. Any turbulence model can be used either statically or dynamically for multiple applications
School code: 0142
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-02B
主題 Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Physics, Optics
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0752
Alt Author The University of New Mexico. Engineering
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