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Atmospheric wavefront simulation and Zernike polynomials
Author(s): Nicolas A. Roddier
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm is described which simulates atmospherically distorted wavefronts using a Zernike expansion of randomly weighted Karhunen-Loeve functions. Its performance are presented and analyzed thereafter. The program is then used to forecast resulting structure function and Strehl resolution for adaptive optics systems.

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Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1237, Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19346
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Nicolas A. Roddier, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1237:
Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry
James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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