We demonstrate, for the first time, the dynamic correction of aberrated images in real-time using a polymeric composite with fast response times. The current novel experimental design is capable of restoring a phase aberrated, image carrying laser beam, to nearly its original quality. The ability to reconstruct images in real-time is demonstrated through the changing of the aberrating medium at various speeds. In addition, this technique allows for the correction of images in motion, demonstrated through the oscillatory movement of the resolution target. We also have demonstrated that important parameters of the materials in the study such as response times, diffraction efficiencies and optical gains all retain high figures of merit values under the current experimental conditions. © 2004 Optical Society of America.
J. G. Winiarz et al., "Dynamic Correction of a Distorted Image Using a Photorefractive Polymeric Composite," Optics Express, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 2517-2528, Optical Society of American, May 2004.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002517
Keywords and Phrases
Aberrations; Composite materials; Image reconstruction; Laser beams; Parameter estimation; Photorefractive materials; Polymers; Real time systems; Image planes; Optical gains; Polymeric composites; Wavefront detection; Image analysis
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