Unleash the full power of wavefront metrology software

Imagine Optic’s WaveView wavefront analysis software is the most advanced, full-featured product of its kind. The software is always delivered with each sensor and enables you to start your measurements within no time.

Specially designed for our HASO wavefront sensors, WaveView is the most advanced wavefront analysis software available. From beginners to experts, every user can quickly benefit from its interface which divides functions into ergonomic palettes that make it faster and easier for you to find and use the information you need.

The WaveView metrology software includes more than 150 different tools and functions for any kind of wavefront manipulation.

Display all key parameters of your beam in real time:

  • X- and Y-Tilts
  • Curvature
  • Focal point position in three dimensions by using
  • Radius X- and Y-Positions
  • Raw camera signal
  • Wavefront
  • Segmented wavefront
  • Intensity
  • Spot diagram
  • Zernike modes
  • and many more…

Behind the ergonomic interface, powerful functionality unique to the HASO line await you. Using only one program, you can measure phase and intensity simultaneously and independently, reconstruct the wavefront by either zonal or modal methods, examine the spot diagram in detail, or use the PSF* and Strehl ratio* to get detailed information on beam focusing. The ensemble of the information provided about the wavefront enables you to understand why other criteria are not performing as expected, and can help you track down problems faster by locating their source.

Each user can customize the WaveView screen layout, report formats and data files to include exclude or highlight the information he or she wants. Even more, WaveView can be controlled remotely via Ethernet or WiFi connections on computers running Win 7 (32/64).

Zonal & modal wavefront reconstruction

Wavefront reconstruction is performed by using the information on local slopes acquired using our patented Shack-Hartmann technology. With WaveView, you can choose to reconstruct the wavefront by either zonal or modal methods and represent it using known polynomials – Zernike for circular and Legendre for rectangular pupils.

Zonal reconstruction allows you to visualize the wavefront using the highest spatial resolution that the sensor can provide. Modal reconstruction allows for a decomposition of the wavefront on an orthogonal basis, allowing you to understand the aberrations present in the optical system.

Spot diagram

Calculating the local slopes using the Shack -Hartmann method allows you to acquire the propagation angle of the incident beam passing through each microlens. The spot diagram is reconstructed using this information by simple geometric propagation, without the need to take in account the effects of diffraction. This enables you to easily navigate the beam’s Z-propagation axis, thereby offering you full access to information pertaining to the distribution of the different rays. Central and marginal rays are displayed in unique colors in order to better highlight aberrations.

The Plugins PSF, MTF and M² can be purchased any moment, directly with your sensor or some time after if you will need to enlarge your metrology software for new application scenarios.

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Options: PSF, M² and MTF

PSF (Point Spread Function) & Strehl ratio : the PSF, or far field, is the spatial dispersion of the energy in the laser’s focal plane. It is calculated by combining the phase and intensity measurements on the sensor’s surface via propagation of the electromagnetic field in accordance with the law of free space propagation.The PSF module also provides the Strehl ratio, allowing you to compare the actual maximum intensity on the focal plane to a perfect theoretical distribution of intensity without the presence of aberrations, avoiding the need for a beam profiler.

M² Parameter: the M² calculation is accomplished by calculating the propagation of the electromagnetic field on different planes and reconstructing the envelope of propagation. This module also provides information on the waist and divergence of the whole beam or in a given direction.

Modulation Transfer Function (MTF): thanks to our patented Shack-Hartmann technology, the MTF is calculated for all directions at the same time. The MTF module also lets you compare your measurement to those of a perfect system. WaveView represents the MTF as a curve, using contrast to indicate the spatial frequency in a given direction.

With only some clicks you are ready to perform you experiment, follow your measurement in real time right on your screen, save your data, optimize and analyze it by using the MTF, PSF or M² options.


Service Documents

WaveSuite | Specification sheet