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Effective outer scale of turbulence for imaging through the atmosphere
Author(s): Vladimir P. Lukin; Boris V. Fortes; Evgenii V. Nosov
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Paper Abstract

We discuss some possibilities of introducing the distortions of an optical wave phase, propagating along a vertical atmospheric path, as an integral characteristic describing the turbulence along the path. Several models of the turbulence outer scale profile have been analyzed as well as the structural characteristic of the atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in order to find the value of the efficient outer scale. The error in the Strehl ratio determination was estimated. This ratio was computed using the efficient outer scale and compared to its value computed by the model profile of the outer scale.

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Date Published: 15 January 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3219, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems II, (15 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298054
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir P. Lukin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Boris V. Fortes, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Evgenii V. Nosov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3219:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems II
Anton Kohnle; Adam D. Devir, Editor(s)

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