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dc.contributor.authorShack, R. V.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-14T17:29:31Z
dc.date.available2016-12-14T17:29:31Z
dc.date.issued1968-09-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/621627
dc.descriptionQC 351 A7 no. 32en
dc.description.abstractA random perturbation in the wavefront transmitted through an optical system results in diffraction effects in the image which are describable in terms of the statistical measures of the wavefront perturbations, whereas the geometrical effects are determined only by the statistics of the gradient of the wavefront perturbation. By using a model in which the gradient statistics are held constant while the depth of perturbations is varied, differences between the geometrical and diffraction images are made apparent. For an rms depth Qw /A > 0.5, the diffraction and geometric images are statistically indistinguishable, but for smaller depths the diffraction image departs from the geometric image, separating in effect into an undisturbed core and a diffracted halo, between which the partition of the image power depends on the depth of the wavefront perturbations. Various proper- ties of the diffraction image as a function of the rms depth of the perturbations are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherOptical Sciences Center, University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOptical Sciences Technical Report 32en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents
dc.subjectOptics.en
dc.titleGEOMETRIC VS. DIFFRACTION PREDICTION OF PROPERTIES OF A STAR IMAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ISOTROPIC RANDOM WAVEFRONT DISTURBANCEen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
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refterms.dateFOA2018-06-23T11:14:37Z
html.description.abstractA random perturbation in the wavefront transmitted through an optical system results in diffraction effects in the image which are describable in terms of the statistical measures of the wavefront perturbations, whereas the geometrical effects are determined only by the statistics of the gradient of the wavefront perturbation. By using a model in which the gradient statistics are held constant while the depth of perturbations is varied, differences between the geometrical and diffraction images are made apparent. For an rms depth Qw /A > 0.5, the diffraction and geometric images are statistically indistinguishable, but for smaller depths the diffraction image departs from the geometric image, separating in effect into an undisturbed core and a diffracted halo, between which the partition of the image power depends on the depth of the wavefront perturbations. Various proper- ties of the diffraction image as a function of the rms depth of the perturbations are discussed.


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