A simplified model for optical systems with random phase screens

Malchiel Haskel, Adrian Stern

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A first-order optical system with arbitrary multiple masks placed at arbitrary positions is the basic scheme of various optical systems. Generally, masks in optical systems have a non-shift invariant (SI) effect; thus, the individual effect of each mask on the output cannot be entirely sepa-rated. The goal of this paper is to develop a technique where complete separation might be achieved in the common case of random phase screens (RPSs) as masks. RPSs are commonly used to model light propagation through the atmosphere or through biological tissues. We demonstrate the utility of the technique on an optical system with multiple RPSs that model random scattering media.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5811
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021


  • Rando phase mask
  • Random medium
  • Random phase screen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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