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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 5110–5116

Superresolution in dewarped anisoplanatic images

Mikhail Charnotskii  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 28, pp. 5110-5116 (2008)

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I present a simple theoretical model for dewarped imaging through a turbulent medium and calculate the degree of superresolution that can be attained by dewarping the distorted instantaneous images registered through a turbulent atmosphere. The estimates show that on 1 km near the ground propagation path, spatial frequencies of the dewarped image can exceed the diffraction limit three times with a probability up to 10%.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2008
Published: September 24, 2008

Mikhail Charnotskii, "Superresolution in dewarped anisoplanatic images," Appl. Opt. 47, 5110-5116 (2008)

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