A new technique of high-resolution imaging through atmospheric turbulence is described. As in speckle interferometry, short-exposure images are recorded, but in addition the associated wave fronts are measured by a Hartmann–Shack wave-front sensor. The wave front is used to calculate the point-spread function. The object is then estimated from the correlation of images and point-spread functions by a deconvolution process. An experimental setup is described, and the first laboratory results, which prove the capabilities of the method, are presented. A signal-to-noise-ratio calculation, permitting a first comparison with the speckle interferometry, is also presented.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 5, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 1989
Published: September 1, 1990
J. Primot, G. Rousset, and J. C. Fontanella, "Deconvolution from wave-front sensing: a new technique for compensating turbulence-degraded images," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1598-1608 (1990)