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Validation of random phase screens
Author(s): Aaron E. Naiman; Thomas Goldring
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Paper Abstract

A scheme for validating turbulence phase screen generators will be considered. The method does not in general depend on the algorithm used for generating phase screens, nor on the spectrum which describes the turbulence, although these must be specified in order to obtain numerical results. The "correctness", or validation of a generator can be defined in various ways. Of particular significance is that the screens be generated with the proper Zernike modes, and this is the validation criterion taken here. The Zernike modes are of interest because they represent classical optical aberrations, such as tilt and focus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1312, Propagation Engineering: Third in a Series, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21890
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Aaron E. Naiman, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Thomas Goldring, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1312:
Propagation Engineering: Third in a Series
Luc R. Bissonnette; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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