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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 27992–27998

Adaptive optical ghost imaging through atmospheric turbulence

Dongfeng Shi, Chengyu Fan, Pengfei Zhang, Jinghui Zhang, Hong Shen, Chunhong Qiao, and Yingjian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 27992-27998 (2012)

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We demonstrate for the first time (to our knowledge) that a high-quality image can still be obtained in atmospheric turbulence by applying adaptive optical ghost imaging (AOGI) system even when conventional ghost imaging system fails to produce an image. The performance of AOGI under different strength of atmospheric turbulence is investigated by simulation. The influence of adaptive optics system with different numbers of adaptive mirror elements on obtained image quality is also studied.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2012
Published: December 3, 2012

Dongfeng Shi, Chengyu Fan, Pengfei Zhang, Jinghui Zhang, Hong Shen, Chunhong Qiao, and Yingjian Wang, "Adaptive optical ghost imaging through atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 20, 27992-27998 (2012)

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