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Below is a list of all of our application notes. Application notes are constantly being revised to better serve our customers. If you find any problems with them or have suggestions on how we can make them better, please contact us. Thanks!
AN001 - Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Calibration
AN002 - Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Characterization
AN003 - Setting Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Parameters
AN004 - AOS Hartmann Wavefront Code Verification
AN005 - Getting Started with AOS Hardware
AN006 - Camera Frame Rate Variations
AN007 - Using a Membrane DM to Generate Zernike Modes
AN008 - Fitting a Surface with Influence Functions
AN009 - Membrane DM Temporal Response Testing
AN010 - Working with .WFS files in Matlab
AN011 - Actively Flattening a Biased Membrane Deformable Mirror
AN012 - Control Matrices Generation for Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Adaptive Optics
AN013 - Export Control of AOS Hardware
AN014 - Wavefront Sensor Accuracy vs. Pixels and SNR (requires account)
AN015 - Sensitivity of a CCD-based Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor to 1064 nm Radiation
AN016 - Note on Studying some properties of Zernike Polynomials
AN017 - Measuring Plate-Type Deformable Mirror Crosstalk (export controlled-requires account)
AN018 - Measurements of RMS Voltage Noise from AOS Drive Electronics(export controlled-requires account)
AN019 - Determining the ability of a membrane DM to compensate Kolmogorov spectrum turbulence with a comparison with Gaussian influence functions
AN020 - Calibration of BNS Spatial Light Modulators
AN021 - Analysis of Kolmogorov Turbulence Phase Screens
AN022 - Error Rejection Ratio with Integrator Control
AN023 - Comparison of Strehl Ratio, Marechal Approximation, and Power in a Bucket Calculations
AN024 - Consideration of the Possibility of Using Multiple DMs to Increase Spatial Frequency Response
AN025 - Analysis of the Accuracy of the Guppy and Stingray Wavefront Sensors to Measure Overall Beam First and Second Moments and Beam Tilt
AN026 - Power Requirements for Plate-Type Deformable Mirrors in Kolmogorov Turbulence
AN027 - The Effect of Plate Deformable Mirror Actuator Grid Misalignment on the Compensation of Kolmogorov Turbulence
AN028 - Cassegrain Annular Aperture Clipping Loss on Super-Gaussian Beams
AN029 - Actuator Spacing Accuracy of our Plate DMs
AN030 - The Efficacy of Plate-Type DMs Compensating Kolmogorov Turbulence with and without Actuator Slaving
AN031 - Analysis of When AO creates the Maximum Absolute Strehl Ratio Difference in Kolmogorov Turbulence
AN032 - The Relationship between Inter-Actuator Throw and Resonance Frequency on Plate-Type Deformable Mirrors
AN033 - Outline of a Graduate Course in Adaptive Optics
AN034 - Results from AO Speed Testing of the AOS Software
AN035 - Bit Precision Requirements for AO Calculations (export controlled users only)
AN036 - Investigation of the Source of Branch Points and Cuts in Optical Wavefront Phase
AN037 - Beam Shaping for Directed Energy Applications(export controlled users only)
AN038 - Effect of Reimaging a Lens Array Focal Plane onto a Camera for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing (coming soon)
AN039 - Techniques for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Dynamic Range Extension
AN040 - Analysis of the Fitts Correlation Tracker (available upon request)
AN041 - A Realistic Theoretical Centroid Accuracy for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing
AN042 - Centroid Accuracy with Varying Intensity and Focal Plane
AN043 - Analysis of Different Centroiding Techniques for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing
AN044 - Description of Inter-Actuator Stroke Testing on a Plate-Type DM
AN045 - A Realistic Theoretical Centroid Accuracy for Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing
PR001 - Press Release on the MZA/AOS Plate-type DMs
Poster1 - AOS Poster - Atmospheric Adaptive Optics
Poster2 - AOS Poster - Lasers
Poster3 - AOS Poster - Diffraction
Poster4 - AOS Poster - Zernikes
Poster5 - AOS Poster - Common DM Actuator Patterns
Poster6 - AOS Application Posters - Optimal Imaging and Laser Beam Shaping Posters
Poster7 - AOS Poster - Zernike-Aberrated Far Field Intensity
Below is a list of all of our video tutorials. Video tutorials are constantly being revised to better serve our customers. If you find any problems with them or have suggestions on how we can make them better, please contact us. Thanks!
VT001 - Getting Started Video (NEW!)
VT002 - HWFS Adaptive Optics Demo Video (requires account)
VT003 - HWFS Absolute Referenece Alignment Tutorial Video (requires account)
VT004 - BNS Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator Calibration Video (requires account)
VT005 - Triggered Marlin F131B Frame Rate Testing
VT006 - Triggered and Un-Triggered Marlin F131B Frame Rate Testing in Matlab
VT007 - Adjusting camera settings on the SU320KTS via the serial port (requires account)
VT008 - Adjusting camera settings on the SU320KTS in NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX) for the AOS AO Software (requires account)
VT009 - Movie on how to use the AOS software to flatten a membrane DM with an active bias by using Zernike removal from the WFS (requires account)
VT010 - This movie illustrates how to use our new manual AOI adjustment feature to extend the dynamic range of the WFS in focus and tilt. This compliments the automatic methods already in the software.
VT011 - This movie illustrates the results of a metric AO system run on compensating aberrations in a telescope. It does not illustrate how to setup the metric AO.
VT012 - This movie demonstrates the automatic and manual AOI recentering capability in the latest version of the AOS software to accomodate large slow changes in the wavefront that exceed the traditional dynamic range of the Hartmann sensor.
VT013 - This movie demonstrates the automatic and manual dynamic range extension that can accomodate large frame-to-frame changes in the focus and wavefront tilt that exceed the traditional Hartmann sensor dynamic range.
VT014 - This movie shows how to analyze the Zernike files on the web site and load them into Matlab.
VT015 - A movie on how to change the camera frame size and filter the AOIs.
VT016 - Tutorial on using the AO Simulator Software (on https://sp.aos-llc.com).
VT017 - Tutorial on using the beam shaping features of the AO Simulator Software (on https://sp.aos-llc.com).