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Method for inclusion of low-frequency contributions in numerical representation of atmospheric turbulence
Author(s): Bruce J. Herman; Lisa A. Strugala
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Paper Abstract

The standard FFT, optical propagation computer code-applicable method for calculating realizations of phase screens to simulate the effects of atmospheric turbulence is presently modified to include such LF aberrations as tilt. It is shown that the modified phase screens yield superior statistical representations of Kolmogorov turbulence, and comparisons of simulations employing such modified phase screens with the results of theoretical calculations for Strehl ratio with finite outer-scale effects are presented. The modified method is noted to be highly memory-efficient, relative to the phase screens used for the propagation simulations.

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Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1221, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18342
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Bruce J. Herman, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Lisa A. Strugala, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1221:
Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere
Peter B. Ulrich; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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