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Optical simulation of imaging systems using multiple turbulent phase screens
Author(s): Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Jennifer C. Ricklin; Walter B. Miller; Nikita G. Irochnikov
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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 a 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 (adaptive) mirror with computer control is used for simulation of large-scale phase distortions.

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Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2312, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Random Phenomena, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197369
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Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia), New Mexico State Univ., and Army Research Lab. (United States)
Jennifer C. Ricklin, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Walter B. Miller, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Nikita G. Irochnikov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2312:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Random Phenomena
Anton Kohnle; Adam D. Devir, Editor(s)

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