We investigate phase conjugation of a laser beam aberrated by a thin random-phase screen when the wave front is incompletely sampled by the phase conjugate mirror (PCM). We derive expressions for the average intensity after a double pass of the phase screen both when the PCM is aperture limited and when it is limited by its number of spatial modes.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 12, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996
E. Jakeman and K. D. Ridley, "Incomplete phase conjugation through a random-phase screen. I. Theory," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 2279-2287 (1996)