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Phase reconstruction of wave propagation in an atmosphere under conditions of strong optical turbulence
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that on long propagation paths the intensity fluctuations of optical wave become strong, the intensity distribution in the plane transverse to propagation direction becomes speckled and includes areas where intensity is close to zero. In the areas where the optical intensity is much lower than the mean intensity, a phase function can be discontinued owing to the presence of branch points in the complex optical field. In this case the most widely used in phase reconstruction from measured phase gradients the least squares technique generates erroneous result that is missing the hidden phase. There are two approaches for hidden phase reconstruction. One of them is associated with detection of branch points and consequent calculation of the hidden phase. The other is based on reconstruction of the hidden phase directly from the measured phase gradient. In the paper we compare both approach to the reconstruction of the hidden phase directly from the measured phase gradient. In the paper we compare both approach to the reconstruction of the phase of optical wave propagating in a turbulent atmosphere under conditions of strong scintillation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5026, Ninth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part I: Radiation Propagation in the Atmosphere and Ocean, (27 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497189
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Viktor A. Banakh, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Andrey V. Falits, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5026:
Ninth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part I: Radiation Propagation in the Atmosphere and Ocean
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Vladimir P. Lukin, Editor(s)

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