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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 7916–7921

Ghost imaging through turbulent atmosphere

Jing Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 7916-7921 (2009)

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Ghost imaging through turbulent atmospheres are theoretically studied. Based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel integral, we obtain an analytical imaging formula. The ghost image can be viewed as the convolution of the original object and a point-spread function (PSF). The imaging quality is determined by the size of the PSF. Increasing the turbulence strength and propagation distance, or decreasing the source size, will increase the size of the PSF, and lead to the degradation of the imaging quality.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: April 28, 2009

Jing Cheng, "Ghost imaging through turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 17, 7916-7921 (2009)

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