Optics Japan 2003

8pA6 白井 智宏


Spatial coherence of the field modified by low-order adaptive optics is examined to show the possibility of adaptive optics as a spatial coherence modifier. In this context low-order adaptive optics has the ability to correct some of the low-order aberrations specified by Zernike polynomials. The initial field to be modified is assumed to be spatially partially coherent. It is shown that adaptive optics serves to enhance the spatial coherence of the resultant field and that the magnitude of the enhancement depends on the spatial coherence of the initial field to be corrected.

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