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Rayleigh scattering profiles with altitude at Teide Observatory produced by laser
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Paper Abstract

Rayleigh scattering produced in the lower atmosphere by laser launched from the ground, could be very relevant for performances of Laser Guide Stars systems and for light contamination measurements in other close telescopes. We have studied the scattering above Teide Observatory (Canary Islands) produced by a potassium laser. We show measurements during two weeks with different atmospheric transparencies, and got information about the variation of aerosol and dust related with altitude and the impact on other close telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390342
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Sergio Chueca Urzay, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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