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Effects of turbulence on the formation of Gaussian image and signal-to-noise ratio
Author(s): Chih-Chin Yang; Bahira H. Elsebelgy; Martin A. Plonus
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Paper 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 images as well as the dependence of the degradation of signal-to-noise ratio on the turbulence strength, object size, and lens radius are investigated.

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Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178030
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Chih-Chin Yang, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Bahira H. Elsebelgy, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Martin A. Plonus, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2222:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III
Walter A. Flood; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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