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Some space-time statistics of the turbulent point-spread function.
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PMID:  17301864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We consider the point-spread function (PSF) of an imaging system looking through weak optical turbulence along a horizontal path through the atmospheric surface layer. From this PSF we derive a scalar total irradiance field and a center-of-mass vector field. Theoretical values are found for the space-time autocorrelation and cross-correlation functions for these fields, which are then compared with the observed correlation functions obtained from data taken at the Validation Measurements on Propagation in the Infrared and Radar (VAMPIRA) measurement trial. We discuss the meaning of these results and possible directions for future work.
Guy Potvin; J Luc Forand; Denis Dion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1084-7529     ISO Abbreviation:  J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-15     Completed Date:  2007-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800943     Medline TA:  J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-63     Citation Subset:  -    
Defence Research and Development Canada, Québec, Canada.
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