In-focus wavefront sensing using non-redundant mask-induced pupil diversity

July 2016 • 2016OExpr..2415506G

Authors • Greenbaum, Alexandra Z. • Sivaramakrishnan, Anand

Abstract • Wavefront estimation using in-focus image data is critical to many applications. This data is invariant to a sign flip with complex conjugation of the complex amplitude in the pupil, making for a non-unique solution. Information from an in-focus image taken through a non-redundant pupil mask (NRM) can break this ambiguity, enabling the true aberration to be determined. We demonstrate this by priming a full pupil Gerchberg-Saxton phase retrieval with NRM fringe phase information. We apply our method to measure simulated aberrations on the segmented James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mirror using full pupil and NRM data from its Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS).


IPAC Authors

Alexandra Greenbaum

Assistant Scientist