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|Title: ||Wavefront Sensing of Extended sources|
|Authors: ||Satya Ranjan Behera|
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2012 |
|Publisher: ||Indian Institute of Astrophysics|
|Citation: ||M. Tech. Thesis, University of Calcutta, Calcutta|
|Abstract: ||Atmospheric turbulence is a major problem when imaging is done with the help of
optical telescopes. Adaptive Optics has played a major role in compensating the
turbulence to give a near diffraction-limited image. Our closest star, the Sun, is also
affected by earth’s atmosphere turbulence. Since it is observed in day time, the spatial
resolution is limited by seeing, largely compared to night time observation.
Scene-based wave-front sensing (SBWFS) is a technique that allows an arbitrary
scene to be used for wave-front sensing with adaptive optics (AO) instead of the
normal point source. This makes AO feasible in a wide range of interesting scenarios.
This report first presents the basic concepts and properties of SBWFS.
Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor is widely used for the measurement of phase
perturbations induced by turbulence. Such a wavefront sensor relies on the
measurement of the image displacements in the lenslet array focal plane. Different
algorithms can be used to estimate this displacement. This report is dedicated to the
correlation techniques which are well suited to extended sources. This technique
results in lower noise than that of other centroiding algorithms.|
|Description: ||Thesis Supervisor Dr. J. P Lancelot|
|Copyright: ||© Indian Institute of Astrophysics|
|Appears in Collections:||Integrated M.Tech-Ph.D (Tech.)|
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