Abstract

We examine the statistical basis of the shift-and-add technique, by which true images of objects (viewed through fluctuating, distorting media) are formed by a particular kind of averaging of speckle images Our theory agrees with experimental results for objects consisting of isolated unresolvable points We develop a preliminary analysis for extended objects (i e, objects having continuous, resolvable brightness distributions)

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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