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New simple laboratory atmosphere turbulence simulator
Author(s): Bo Li; Xin Yu; Xinqi Hu
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Paper Abstract

In order to examine the performance of adaptive optics system in the laboratory environment, a new simple laboratory atmosphere turbulence simulator (ATS) is developed which uses the hot resistance coil to generate the hot air turbulence and the fan to control the intensity of the turbulence. The spatial and temporal characteristics of the turbulence generated by the ATS are tested in different experimental conditions by the test system and then compared with the theoretical Kolmogorov spectrum atmosphere turbulence. The results show that the spatial and temporal characteristics of the turbulence generated by ATS have definite similarity with the Kolmogorov atmosphere turbulence under certain experimental conditions. Finally the reason of the difference with theory Kolmogorov atmosphere turbulence is analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4926, Adaptive Optics and Applications II, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481691
Show Author Affiliations
Bo Li, Beijing Astronomical Observatory (China)
Xin Yu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Xinqi Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4926:
Adaptive Optics and Applications II
Wenhan Jiang; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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