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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 916–918

Intensity distribution behavior of self-image systems into turbulent media

D. G. Pérez and M. Garavaglia  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 916-918 (1999)

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We start by studying light propagation through a Lau-like arrangement—two Ronchi grids out of phase by half a period—within a turbulent medium. We show that degradation produced by the turbulence can be estimated in terms of the spacing between grids, the number of lines per millimeter, and C2, the structure constant of the medium. We also propose a way to evaluate the structure constant in an experimental arrangement in the laboratory.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory

Original Manuscript: August 7, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 1998
Published: April 1, 1999

D. G. Pérez and M. Garavaglia, "Intensity distribution behavior of self-image systems into turbulent media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 916-918 (1999)

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