The Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor

Roland Shack invented the device now known as the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor in the early 1970s. This sensor, which has in recent years been commercialized, measures the phase distribution over the cross-section of a given beam of light without relying on optical interference and, therefore, does not require a reference beam.

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