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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14649–14664

Statistical Interpolation Method of Turbulent Phase Screen

Han-Ling Wu, Hai-Xing Yan, Xin-Yang Li, and Shu-Shan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14649-14664 (2009)

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A relative displacement between the grid points of optical fields and those of phase screens may occur in the simulation of light propagation through the turbulent atmosphere. A statistical interpolator is proposed to solve this problem in this paper. It is evaluated by the phase structure function and numerical experiments of light propagation through atmospheric turbulence with/without adaptive optics (AO) and it is also compared with the well-known linear interpolator under the same condition. Results of the phase structure function show that the statistical interpolator is more accurate in comparison with the linear one, especially in the high frequency region. More importantly, the long-exposure results of light propagation through the turbulent atmosphere with/without AO also show that the statistical interpolator is more accurate and reliable than the linear one.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2009
Published: August 4, 2009

Han-Ling Wu, Hai-Xing Yan, Xin-Yang Li, and Shu-Shan Li, "Statistical interpolation method of turbulent phase screen," Opt. Express 17, 14649-14664 (2009)

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