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Use of adaptive optics for minimizing atmospheric distortion of optical waves
Author(s): Vladimir P. Lukin
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Paper Abstract

The problem of minimizing thermal distortions of laser beams in the atmosphere is considered using optical adaptive systems to eliminate the effects of jitter, twinkling, and spread of optical beams and images. Topics discussed include thermal self-action in a turbulent medium, phase correction of thermal distortions along vertical paths, and adaptive distortion compensation of focused laser beams using the phase conjugation method for reference waves.

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Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43548
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Vladimir P. Lukin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1408:
Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II
Peter B. Ulrich; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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