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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4672–4680

Turbulence phase screens based on polar-logarithmic spectral sampling

William P. Burckel and Ryan N. Gray  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 19, pp. 4672-4680 (2013)

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We show that the filtered white noise process applied to logarithmically sampled turbulence spectra executed in cylindrical spatial frequency coordinates produces accurate phase screens that are free of the shortcomings associated with uniform sampling schemes. Decoupled from the sampling requirements of the wave-optics computational mesh in which they are used, the screens have isotropic statistics, do not require low spatial frequency augmentation, have prescribed resolution with more optimum sampling for the simulation, and feature an economical method of achieving screen motion that minimizes memory requirements.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2013
Published: June 27, 2013

William P. Burckel and Ryan N. Gray, "Turbulence phase screens based on polar-logarithmic spectral sampling," Appl. Opt. 52, 4672-4680 (2013)

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