High-Precision Characterisation of Optics Using Hartmann Wavefront Sensors

Accurate knowledge of optical parameters - for example, focal lengths of lenses, curvatures of mirrors - is becoming increasingly important for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

These include mirrors in gravitational wave detectors, and in telescopes for optical and gamma-ray astronomy, and for use with aspheric and free-form optics for tailoring light-field distributions.

A variety of honours projects in this area are available. They all aim to exploit the unprecedented accuracy and precision of Hartmann wavefront sensors and incorporate varying degrees of numerical simulation and hands-on experimental work.


Professor Peter Veitch

Professor Peter Veitch

Research area: Optics, Lasers and Photonics - optical remote sensing

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Physics

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