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Multisegment spatial light modulators for the simulation of Kolmogorov turbulence
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the use of Liquid Crystal Phase Modulators (LCPM) as a repeatable disturbance test source for use with adaptive optics systems. LCPMs have the potential to induce controlled, repeatable, dynamic aberrations into optical systems at low cost, low complexity, and high flexibility. Since they are programmable, and can be operated as transmissive elements, they can easily be inserted into the optical path of an adaptive optics system and used to generate a disturbance test source. Laboratory experiments with a Meadowlark LCPM are presented.

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Date Published: 20 October 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3432, Artificial Turbulence for Imaging and Wave Propagation, (20 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327972
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David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Steven C. Sandven, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Stephen L. Browne, Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3432:
Artificial Turbulence for Imaging and Wave Propagation
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Editor(s)

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