Double-passage imaging through a random phase screen using coherent illumination

Bahira H. Elsebelgy*, Martin A Plonus, David R. Gerwe

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We evaluate the time-averaged double-passage image of a coherently illuminated object that is obscured by a random phase screen. In particular, we study the effect of changing the location of the random screen on the average intensity spectrum of the image. We consider two cases, when the random screen is at an arbitrary location between the pupil plane of the imaging system and the object plane and when it is located right next to the object. In both cases we find that the average intensity spectrum of the image is diffraction-limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsAnton Kohnle
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventOptics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems - Paris, Fr
Duration: Sep 27 1995Sep 28 1995


OtherOptics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems
CityParis, Fr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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