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High-resolution measurement for optical effect of atmosphere turbulence
Author(s): Lingtao Jiang; Li Chen; Xuejun Rao; Xubin Wu; Wenhan Jiang; Cheng Wang
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Paper Abstract

When optical beam propagates through the atmosphere, the wavefront is distributed by the turbulence. The wavefront error can be measured by Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor (HSWFS) as arrival angle fluctuations in subapertures. Statistic characteristics of atmospheric turbulence can be calculated from these data. To make these characteristics more accurate, the spatial and temporal resolution should be high, and the measurement time should be long enough. A high resolution measuring and data processing system has been built for this usage. A 37-element HSWFS and a high frame rate (800 Hz) CCD image sensor are used in this system. Image data from CCD are processed by a multi-processor system in real time to extract the wavefront slope data of each subaperture. These slope data are sent into the extension memory of a personal computer, which is the host computer of the system. Data of about 200,000 frames can be stored continuously for one measurement period. After this period, these data are saved in hard disk, and the characteristics of turbulence can be obtained from these data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2828, Image Propagation through the Atmosphere, (14 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254194
Show Author Affiliations
Lingtao Jiang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Li Chen, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Xuejun Rao, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Xubin Wu, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Wenhan Jiang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)
Cheng Wang, Institute of Optics and Electronics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2828:
Image Propagation through the Atmosphere
Christopher Dainty; Luc R. Bissonnette, Editor(s)

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