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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 681–687

Accurate compensation of the low-frequency components for the FFT-based turbulent phase screen

Jingsong Xiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 681-687 (2012)

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Standard FFT-based turbulent phase screen generation method has very large errors due to the undersampling of the low frequency components. Subharmonic methods are the main low frequency components compensating methods to improve the accuracy, but the residual errors are still large. In this paper I propose a new low frequency components compensating method, which is based on the correlation matrix phase screen generation methods. Using this method, the low frequency components can be compensated accurately, both of the accuracy and speed are superior to those of the subharmonic methods.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2011
Published: December 23, 2011

Jingsong Xiang, "Accurate compensation of the low-frequency components for the FFT-based turbulent phase screen," Opt. Express 20, 681-687 (2012)

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