Imaging after double passage through a turbulent medium

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

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The extended Huygens-Fresnel formulation is used to calculate the average image spectra of a point scatterer, an infinite plane mirror, and a perfectly diffuse object that are illuminated and viewed through the same turbulent medium. It is shown that this double-passage effect can lead to diffraction-limited information about the point scatterer and the infinite mirror, whereas for the perfectly diffuse object the object spectrum is completely washed out, forming a uniform background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2087-2089
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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