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Optical Engineering

Atmospheric wavefront simulation using Zernike polynomials
Author(s): Nicolas A. Roddier
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm is described that simulates atmospherically distorted wavefronts using a Zernike expansion of randomly weighted Karhunen- Loève functions. Its performance is presented and analyzed, and the program is then used to forecast resulting structure function and Strehl resolution for adaptive optics systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(10) doi: 10.1117/12.55712
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 10
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Nicolas A. Roddier, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

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