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Speckle imaging of coherent sources
Author(s): David R. Gerwe; Martin A. Plonus; Bahira H. Elsebelgy
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Paper Abstract

Two methods for restoration of images of coherently illuminated objects or coherent sources using multiple short-exposure images are proposed. The first method is based on the same concepts as the Knox-Thompson technique used for incoherent imaging. Sampling resolution requirements are calculated as a function of turbulence strength and lens size. The second method uses a probability maximization technique to form an estimate of the object based on the images taken and knowledge of the statistical nature of atmospheric turbulence. Both techniques require phase information of the electric field in the image plane. Methods of obtaining this information are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243557
Show Author Affiliations
David R. Gerwe, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Martin A. Plonus, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Bahira H. Elsebelgy, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2748:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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