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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2609–2613

Optimum Adaptive Imaging Through Atmospheric Turbulence

Jeffrey H. Shapiro  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2609-2613 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.13.002609


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Abstract

Recent results for the atmospheric mode decomposition are applied to an idealized imaging problem in which the receiver has a priori knowledge of the channel impulse response and mode decomposition. It is shown that a channel-matched filter receiver is essentially optimum and, on the average, achieves diffraction-limited performance. Furthermore, when the transmitting aperture lies within a single isoplanatic patch, this system may be realized without a priori channel knowledge by transmitted reference techniques.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 1974
Published: November 1, 1974

Citation
Jeffrey H. Shapiro, "Optimum Adaptive Imaging Through Atmospheric Turbulence," Appl. Opt. 13, 2609-2613 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-13-11-2609

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