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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 485–487

Passive one-way aberration correction using four-wave mixing

Kenneth R. MacDonald, Wayne R. Tompkin, and Robert W. Boyd  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 485-487 (1988)

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We have demonstrated a passive method for recovering an optical image that has been degraded by being passed through a thin phase-aberrating medium. This method relies on a point source situated near the object of interest to sample the aberration impressed upon the wave front. Degenerate four-wave mixing in fluorescein-doped boric acid glass was used to reconstruct the wave front.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 8, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

Kenneth R. MacDonald, Wayne R. Tompkin, and Robert W. Boyd, "Passive one-way aberration correction using four-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 13, 485-487 (1988)

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