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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1072–1074

Speckle statistics in partially corrected wave fronts

Manuel P. Cagigal and Vidal F. Canales  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 14, pp. 1072-1074 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001072


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Abstract

Wave fronts distorted by the atmosphere preserve high-spatial-frequency information. This information can be retrieved by use of adaptive optics systems to correct the incoming wave front. This correction should be as nearly complete as possible. In experiments performed in the visible, only partial compensation is attainable. We provide a theoretical model to predict the intensity statistics of the light in the image center as a function of the number of Zernike polynomials corrected.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle

Citation
Manuel P. Cagigal and Vidal F. Canales, "Speckle statistics in partially corrected wave fronts," Opt. Lett. 23, 1072-1074 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-14-1072


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