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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1909–1919

First-order speckle statistics for arbitrary aberration strength

Natalia Yaitskova and Szymon Gladysz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 1909-1919 (2011)

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We present a rigorous theory for the mean and standard deviation of speckle intensity for an arbitrary number of contributing phasors and an arbitrary level of phase fluctuations. This framework contains the classic models of speckle as the special cases, and it is compatible with the recently proposed models of Rician distribution of speckle intensity and of the Strehl ratio variability in adaptive optics images. We demonstrate that applicability of that or another distribution law depends not only on the level of aberrations in the pupil and the number of the phasors, but also on the observation point in the focal plane.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2011
Published: August 26, 2011

Natalia Yaitskova and Szymon Gladysz, "First-order speckle statistics for arbitrary aberration strength," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1909-1919 (2011)

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