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Analysis of the photon statistics in partially corrected wavefronts
Author(s): Manuel Perez Cagigal; Vidal F. Canales
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Paper Abstract

Many optical systems work on the basis of the correclion of the incoming wave-front. This correction has to be as complete as possible. In actual experiments, when working in the visible, only a partial compensation is attainable. In this case correction can be quite good at the image center where the light intensity remains almost constant, depending on the degree of correction performed over the wave-front. The aim of this paper is to analyze the intensity statistics of the light in the image center as a function of the number of Zernike polynomials corrected when adaptive optics systems are used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3125, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere, (23 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283892
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Manuel Perez Cagigal, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)
Vidal F. Canales, Univ. de Cantabria (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3125:
Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere
Luc R. Bissonnette; Christopher Dainty, Editor(s)

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