We introduce a synthetic-imaging technique that can be applied to correct anisoplanatic images degraded by atmospheric turbulence. This method is based on local image-quality analysis applied to a large set of short-exposure images and can be considered a generalization of the frame-selection technique. Experimental results obtained for atmospheric data demonstrate the efficiency of the synthetic-imaging technique in improving image quality.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
G. W. Carhart and M. A. Vorontsov, "Synthetic imaging: nonadaptive anisoplanatic image correction in atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Lett. 23, 745-747 (1998)