Dynamic correction of a distorted image using a photorefractive polymeric composite

Jeffrey G. Winiarz, F. Ghebremichael, Jayan Thomas, Gerald Meredith, Nasser Peyghambarian

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2517-2528
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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