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Potential capabilities of adaptive optical systems in the atmosphere
Author(s): Vladimir P. Lukin; Boris V. Fortes; Feodor Yu. Kanev; Peter A. Konyaev
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Paper Abstract

We shall consider the compensation for thermal distortions of laser beams propagated through the atmosphere on horizontal and vertical paths. It is found that the critical power of the source can be increased about ten times when going over from horizontal to vertical paths. The efficiency of different adaptive correction algorithms, namely program correction, phase- conjugate, and amplitude-phase control, are studied.

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Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 17802A (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142882
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir P. Lukin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Boris V. Fortes, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Feodor Yu. Kanev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Peter A. Konyaev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design
Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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