Wave front correction and post-detection image reconstruction under anisoplanatic conditions with a scene-based wave front sensor

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© 2016 OSA. Improving images measured through anisoplanatic turbulence conditions for horizontal and downlooking imaging applications remains a challenge in image science. We have found that on-axis adaptive optics correction of images measured under anisoplanatic conditions followed by multi-frame blind deconvoution (MFBD)-based image reconstruction provides superior final images compared to the raw data or MFBD without predection compensation. The major challenge to on-axis compensation has been the lack of a beacon for wave front sensing. In this paper we examine the utility of the scenebased wave front sensor developed in the field of solar astronomy for using an extended object as the beacon for wave front sensing.

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Optics InfoBase Conference Papers