The extended Huygens–Fresnel formulation is used to calculate the average image spectra of a point scatterer, an infinite plane mirror, and a perfectly diffuse object that are illuminated and viewed through the same turbulent medium. It is shown that this double-passage effect can lead to diffraction-limited information about the point scatterer and the infinite mirror, whereas for the perfectly diffuse object the object spectrum is completely washed out, forming a uniform background.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 6, 1993
Published: December 15, 1993
Chih-Chin Yang, B. H. Elsebelgy, and M. A. Plonus, "Imaging after double passage through a turbulent medium," Opt. Lett. 18, 2087-2089 (1993)