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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1456–1466

Image quality criteria for an adaptive imaging system based on statistical analysis of the speckle field

M. A. Vorontsov, G. W. Carhart, D. V. Pruidze, J. C. Ricklin, and D. G. Voelz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 1456-1466 (1996)

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We introduce image quality criteria for organizing feedback control in adaptive imaging systems. These image quality criteria are dependent on the Fourier spectrum of the image and can be obtained optically with a coherent optical system. Digital processing of the image plane intensity distribution is not required. We present experimental results, along with corresponding numerical simulations, that demonstrate the potential effectiveness of these criteria for adaptive correction of phase-distorted extended-source images.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 23, 1995
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 1996
Published: July 1, 1996

M. A. Vorontsov, G. W. Carhart, J. C. Ricklin, D. G. Voelz, and D. V. Pruidze, "Image quality criteria for an adaptive imaging system based on statistical analysis of the speckle field," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 1456-1466 (1996)

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