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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1980
  • pp: 574–577

Isoplanatic degradation of tilt correction and short-term imaging systems

George C. Valley  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 574-577 (1980)

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A MTF is derived that includes isoplanatic effects of tilt correction or short-term imaging systems. The MTF is used to predict degradation in Strehl ratio or resolution due to tilt decorrelation on offset paths for long horizontal paths through constant turbulence and for space-to-earth paths through a path-dependent structure constant C n 2.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 6, 1979
Published: February 15, 1980

George C. Valley, "Isoplanatic degradation of tilt correction and short-term imaging systems," Appl. Opt. 19, 574-577 (1980)

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