Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Wave-optics simulation of correlated speckle fields for use in closed-loop-phase-compensation studies
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

In this study we use a series of computational-wave-optics experiments to look at the statistics associated with speckle fields resulting from a tilted flat plate (i.e. one that is optically rough compared to the wavelength of plane-wave illumination). To help quantify the strength of the simulated speckle, we make use of the target Fresnel number. This parameter gives a gauge for the number of speckles across the receiver. The goal throughout is to show that, frame to frame, the analysis can appropriately simulate correlated speckle fields in terms of the magnitude of the complex degree of coherence as a function of tilt. The results show that the simulated speckle fields are properly correlated from frame to frame, and this outcome leads to the ability to perform closed-loop-phase-compensation studies in the presence of extended beacons. Such studies are becoming increasingly important for applications that involve imaging through turbulence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10772, Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2018, 1077207 (18 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2319868
Show Author Affiliations
Derek J. Burrell, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Noah R. Van Zandt, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Mark F. Spencer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Terry J. Brennan, Prime Plexus (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10772:
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2018
Jean J. Dolne; Philip J. Bones, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top