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Optical Engineering

Optical simulation of phase-distorted imaging systems: nonlinear and adaptive optics approach
Author(s): Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Jennifer C. Ricklin; Gary W. Carhart
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a technique based on nonlinear and adaptive optics for simulation of phase-distortion effects in imaging systems. This technique uses a nonlinear two-dimensional optical feedback system to produce a controllable spatially and temporally varying chaotic intensity distribution. The intensity pattern is converted into a spatially varying thin phase screen using an optically addressed spatial phase modulator. A chaotic phase distortion is then introduced into an imaging system's output image by propagation through the phase screen. A deformable mirror with computer control is used for simulation of large-scale phase distortions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(11) doi: 10.1117/12.213607
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Army Research Lab., New Mexico State Univ., and Moscow State Univ. (United States)
Jennifer C. Ricklin, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Gary W. Carhart, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)


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