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Horizontal atmospheric turbulence, beam propagation, and modeling
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Paper Abstract

The turbulent effect from the Earth’s atmosphere degrades the performance of an optical imaging system. Many studies have been conducted in the study of beam propagation in a turbulent medium. Horizontal beam propagation and correction presents many challenges when compared to vertical due to the far harsher turbulent conditions and increased complexity it induces. We investigate the collection of beam propagation data, analysis, and use for building a mathematical model of the horizontal turbulent path and the plans for an adaptive optical system to use this information to correct for horizontal path atmospheric turbulence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10194, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX, 1019405 (18 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263805
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher C. Wilcox, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
K. Peter Judd, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10194:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX
Thomas George; Achyut K. Dutta; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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