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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 1990
  • pp: 5262–5267

Distortion-free imaging through inhomogeneities by selective spatial filtering

Guy Indebetouw  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 35, pp. 5262-5267 (1990)

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Distortion-free imaging through a system with aberrations is possible for a certain class of input. The input spatial spectrum must be restricted to spatial frequencies which are equally affected by the aberrations (i.e., which experience identical phase shifts mod 2π). We demonstrate experimentally that if the aberrations can be localized in the pupil plane, an arbitrary input can be prefiltered to produce a distribution which is imaged without distortion by an aberrant system. Equivalently, the output of the system can be postfiltered to select the information which was imaged without distortion.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 25, 1990
Published: December 10, 1990

Guy Indebetouw, "Distortion-free imaging through inhomogeneities by selective spatial filtering," Appl. Opt. 29, 5262-5267 (1990)

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