High-resolution speckle imaging through strong atmospheric turbulence

Douglas A. Hope, Stuart M. Jefferies, Michael Hart, James G. Nagy

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We demonstrate that high-resolution imaging through strong atmospheric turbulence can be achieved by acquiring data with a system that captures short exposure ("speckle") images using a range of aperture sizes and then using a bootstrap multi-frame blind deconvolution restoration process that starts with the smallest aperture data. Our results suggest a potential paradigm shift in how we image through atmospheric turbulence. No longer should image acquisition and post processing be treated as two independent processes: they should be considered as intimately related.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12116-12129
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Issue number11
StatePublished - May 30 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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