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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1999
  • pp: 2161–2170

Fast simulation of a kolmogorov phase screen

Cressida M. Harding, Rachel A. Johnston, and Richard G. Lane  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 2161-2170 (1999)

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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

OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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)

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