Effects of turbulence on the formation of Gaussian image and signal-to-noise ratio

Chih Chin Yang, B. H. Elsebelgy, M. A. Plonus

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Abstract

The extended Huygens-Fresnel principle is used to analyze the average intensity distribution and signal-to-noise ratio of a self-luminous, incoherent object with a Gaussian pattern in atmospheric turbulence. The effects of turbulent inhomogeneities in the refractive index on the formation of the image as well as the dependence of the degradation of signal-to-noise ratio on the turbulence strength, object size, and lens radius are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-604
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2222
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 1994
EventAtmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III 1994 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 4 1994Apr 8 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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