A previously presented method for modeling Kolmogorov phase fluctuations over a fin!ite aperture is both formalized and improved on. The method relies on forming an initial low-resolution Kolmogorov phase screen from direct factorization of a covariance. The resolution of the screen is then increased by a randomized interpolation to produce a Kolmogorov phase screen of the desired size. The computational requirement is asymptotically proportional to the number of points in the phase screen.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 28, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 1998
Published: April 10, 1999
Cressida M. Harding, Rachel A. Johnston, and Richard G. Lane, "Fast simulation of a kolmogorov phase screen," Appl. Opt. 38, 2161-2170 (1999)