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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1774–1778

Changes in modulation transfer function and optical resolution in helical turbulent media

Ephim Golbraikh and Norman Kopeika  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 1774-1778 (2002)

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We study the change in the behavior of the modulation transfer function and resolution with changing properties of a turbulent medium. It is shown that the form and the behavior of the functions under study undergo significant changes at the transition from Kolmogorov’s to a helical type of turbulent medium. These changes should be taken into account in developing models of electromagnetic radiation propagation through a medium as well as in interpreting experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2002
Published: September 1, 2002

Ephim Golbraikh and Norman Kopeika, "Changes in modulation transfer function and optical resolution in helical turbulent media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1774-1778 (2002)

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