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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 453–455

Optical through-turbulence imaging configuration: experimental validation

Elnatan Grossman, Rami Tzioni, Aviram Gur, Eran Gur, and Zeev Zalevsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 453-455 (2010)

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In this Letter the authors present a field experimental validation of an imaging system that, when combined with a special image-processing algorithm, allows obtaining an improved imaging quality through turbulence perturbation. The system includes simultaneous capturing of three differently focused images and performing an iterative Gerchberg–Saxton based processing for phase retrieval. After the phase is retrieved the intensity of the object is reconstructed by numerical free-space propagation of the extracted complex field to the estimated position of the object.

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OCIS Codes
(280.7060) Remote sensing and sensors : Turbulence
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media
(110.4155) Imaging systems : Multiframe image processing

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2009
Published: February 4, 2010

Elnatan Grossman, Rami Tzioni, Aviram Gur, Eran Gur, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Optical through-turbulence imaging configuration: experimental validation," Opt. Lett. 35, 453-455 (2010)

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