9 May 2011 A simple physical model for simulating turbulent imaging
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We show how to simulate realistic turbulent imagery using only two scalar fields, from which we derive a Gaussian and non-isoplanatic Point-Spread Function (PSF). The first field controls mainly scintillation effects, while the second principally controls image displacements. The model is designed for weak turbulence and is based on the first-order Rytov theory for propagation through turbulence. We explain the physical principles behind the model and justify them using empirical evidence.
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Guy Potvin, Guy Potvin, J. Luc Forand, J. Luc Forand, Denis Dion, Denis Dion, "A simple physical model for simulating turbulent imaging", Proc. SPIE 8014, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXII, 80140Y (9 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884989; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.884989


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