We have reconstructed images after a single pass through a thick, turbulent aberrator. The reconstructed image's resolution was independent of the presence, severity, and length of a hot-air aberrator (at least 50 times the collecting optics' depth of field). The slowly responding four-wave mixing medium, fluorescein-doped boric acid glass, averaged out rapidly varying intensity apodizations, which would otherwise degrade the reconstructed image quality.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 1989
Published: January 1, 1990
Thomas G. Alley, Mark A. Kramer, David R. Martinez, and Lee P. Schelonka, "Single-pass imaging through a thick dynamic distorter using four-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 15, 81-83 (1990)