Ultra-high resolution coded wavefront sensor

Congli Wang, Xiong Dun, Qiang Fu, Wolfgang Heidrich

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Wavefront sensors and more general phase retrieval methods have recently attracted a lot of attention in a host of application domains, ranging from astronomy to scientific imaging and microscopy. In this paper, we introduce a new class of sensor, the Coded Wavefront Sensor, which provides high spatio-temporal resolution using a simple masked sensor under white light illumination. Specifically, we demonstrate megapixel spatial resolution and phase accuracy better than 0.1 wavelengths at reconstruction rates of 50 Hz or more, thus opening up many new applications from high-resolution adaptive optics to real-time phase retrieval in microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13736-13746
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 12 2017

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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