Presents turbulence effects and correction techniques using a uniform mathematical notation - no more sorting through diverse notations in a multitude of papers
Provides full descriptions of techniques, hardware requirements, algorithms, and expected performance - getting you started on any imaging technique
Contains comprehensive background information and references - easing the way for beginners in the field
Includes many images that provide a visually appealing way to determine tradeoffs between imaging techniques - allowing quick and easy comparisons
Discusses simulation of turbulence effects - providing the ability to make your own assessment of performance under various conditions
Learn how to overcome resolution limitations caused by atmospheric turbulence in Imaging Through Turbulence. This hands-on book thoroughly discusses the nature of turbulence effects on optical imaging systems, techniques used to overcome these effects, performance analysis methods, and representative examples of performance. Neatly pulling together widely scattered material, it covers Fourier and statistical optics, turbulence effects on imaging systems, simulation of turbulence effects and correction techniques, speckle imaging, adaptive optics, and hybrid imaging. Imaging Through Turbulence is written in tutorial style, logically guiding you through these essential topics. It helps you bring down to earth the complexities of coping with turbulence.
Table of Contents
Introduction Overview of the Problem Area Historical Overview of Imaging Through Turbulence Overview of the Book Background: Fourier and Statistical Optics Fourier Optics Statistical Optics Turbulence Effects on Imaging Systems Index of Refraction Fluctuations in the Atmosphere Statistics of Index of Refraction Fluctuations Wave Propagation through Random Media First-Order Turbulence Effects on Incoherent Imaging Modal Expansions of Phase Perturbation Phase Screen Generation Speckle Imaging Techniques Introduction Overview of Speckle Imaging Speckle Interferometry Fourier Phase Estimation Techniques Image Reconstruction for Speckle Imaging Conclusion Adaptive Optical Imaging Systems Introduction Factors that Degrade AOI Systems Performance Adaptive Optical System Components and Models AOI System Performance Modeling Summary Hybrid Imaging Techniques Introduction Deconvolution from Wavefront Sensing Methods Involving Adaptive Optics Conclusion Index
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