Abstract

A new method of evaluating the MTF of a Kolmogorov turbulence phase aberration Zernike modal compensating system using an approximation of the correlation of the residual phase aberration and the compensating phase distribution is described. This approach enables the extension of our previous results to cases including high-order terms in the compensating phase function. The Karhunen-Loeve expansion is discussed along with its relation to the Zernike polynomial expansion. Calculation of the optical resolution, or correlation quality, and the relative structure content, shows the Karhunen-Loeve expansion to be noticeably better than the Zernike expansion when terms through third and fifth order are included in the compensating phase distribution.

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1976 (1)

1966 (1)

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Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975), p. 464.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975), p. 461.

Fried, D. L.

D. L. Fried, "Optical resolution through a randomly inhomogeneous medium for very long and very short exposures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).

D. L. Fried, "How many pictures do you take to get a good one?" (unpublished); also "Theoretical Study of Non-Standard Imaging Concepts," Technical Report No., RADC-TR-75-182, Vols. I and II, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York (July 1975).

D. L. Fried, "Optical heterodyne detection of an atmospherically distorted signal wave front," Proc. IEEE 55, 57 (1967).

D. L. Fried, "Required Number of Degrees-of-Freedom for an Adaptive Optics System," Optical Science Consultants TR-191 (Oct. 1975) (unpublished).

Linfoot, E. H.

Noll, R. J.

Wang, J. Y.

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975), p. 464.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975), p. 461.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (4)

Other (7)

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975), p. 464.

The expression in Eq. (15) for the condition i - i′ even was used in Ref. 8 to represent results for both conditions i - i′ even and i - i′ odd.

D. L. Fried, "Required Number of Degrees-of-Freedom for an Adaptive Optics System," Optical Science Consultants TR-191 (Oct. 1975) (unpublished).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975), p. 461.

D. L. Fried, "How many pictures do you take to get a good one?" (unpublished); also "Theoretical Study of Non-Standard Imaging Concepts," Technical Report No., RADC-TR-75-182, Vols. I and II, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York (July 1975).

The expression of R/Rmax in Eq. (32) of Ref. 1 is slightly in error, Eq. (7) is the correct expression.

D. L. Fried, "Optical heterodyne detection of an atmospherically distorted signal wave front," Proc. IEEE 55, 57 (1967).

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