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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2941–2944

Limits to the representation capacity of imaging in random media

Aniceto Belmonte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 2941-2944 (2013)

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The information capacity of an image in the atmosphere, ocean, or biological media does not grow indefinitely with increasing light power but has well defined limits. Here, the exact effects of the propagation of light in random inhomogeneous media are elucidated and upper bounds to the capacity of image pixels to represent a corresponding point in the object are described.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media
(110.3055) Imaging systems : Information theoretical analysis

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Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2013
Published: August 5, 2013

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Aniceto Belmonte, "Limits to the representation capacity of imaging in random media," Opt. Lett. 38, 2941-2944 (2013)

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