We have used the turbulent flow of hot air to improve the diffraction limits of resolution in an imaging system. A time-multiplexing approach was applied and used the turbulent flow near the object to encode its spatially high frequencies. The turbulent perturbations were extracted and numerically implemented to decode the high-resolution image. Experimental verification demonstrated the proposed concept.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007
Zeev Zalevsky, Shay Rozental, and Moshe Meller, "Usage of turbulence for superresolved imaging," Opt. Lett. 32, 1072-1074 (2007)