Isoplanatic and anisoplanatic imaging through turbulence

Chen Ming Hung*, Chih Chin Yang, M. A. Plonus

*Corresponding author for this work

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Previous study of imaging of a coherently illuminated object through turbulence has shown that the average energy spectrum contains diffraction-limited information of the object. It is generally assumed that the object to be imaged lies within a single isoplanatic patch. In this paper the turbulence-induced anisoplanatism and its effect on the imaging of a coherently illuminated object which is larger than the atmospheric correlation length is discussed. It is shown that the dependence of the wave structure function on the object co-ordinates may lead to the characteristics of superresolution, and the average energy spectrum may contain more information than diffraction-limited information in vacuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsAnton Kohnle, Adam D. Devir
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0819416428
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventOptics in Atmospheric Propagation and Random Phenomena - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 26 1994Sep 27 1994


OtherOptics in Atmospheric Propagation and Random Phenomena
CityRome, Italy

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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