Accession Number:

ADA513820

Title:

Dynamic Spatial Filtering of Deformable Mirror Commands For Mitigation of the Waffle Mode (Postprint)

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper 1 Oct 2008-1 Jun 2009

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The conventional adaptive-optics AO system configuration consisting of a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor using the Fried geometry is prone to an unsensed waffle mode because of an inability to have discrete point reconstruction of the phase at the actuator positions. Techniques that involve filtering andor projecting out the waffle mode in the reconstructor have been shown to be effective at not allowing the unwanted mode to occur, but come at the cost of also omitting relevant high frequency content from the measured phase. This paper analyzes a technique of sensing the waffle mode in the deformable mirror commands and applying a spatial filter to these commands in order to mitigate for the waffle mode. Directly spatially filtering the deformable mirror commands gives the benefit of maintaining the reconstruction of high frequency phase of interest while having the ability to alleviate for the waffle pattern when it arises.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE