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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1976
  • pp: 1160–1163

Properties of speckle integrated with a finite aperture and logarithmically transformed

H. H. Arsenault and G. April  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 11, pp. 1160-1163 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.001160


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Abstract

When image plane speckle intensity integrated over a finite aperture is submitted to a logarithmic transformation, the noise becomes additive and signal independent. The first- and second-order moments of the probability distribution are derived. It is found that the logarithm of speckle noise approaches a normal distribution much faster than speckle intensity. The properties of speckle noise are different from those of filmgrain noise; for example, neither Nutting’s law nor Selwyn’s law is satisfied by speckle.

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H. H. Arsenault and G. April, "Properties of speckle integrated with a finite aperture and logarithmically transformed," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1160-1163 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-11-1160

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