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Horizontal path propagation measurements over the sea
Author(s): Mark P. J. L. Chang; Freddie Santiago; Carlos Omar Font; Yaitza Luna; Erick Roura; Sergio Raffaele Restaino
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Paper Abstract

We report on the current status of a horizontal path length laser propagation campaign that is being performed over the sea, just off the coast of Puerto Rico. The effects of atmospheric turbulence in a tranquil marine environment have been measured with a video rate Shack--Hartmann wavefront sensor. The small perturbations in the wavefront phase and the degree of scintillation are presently being determined in a single pass from source to receiver, over a trial distance of 110 meters. Additional sites have been identified which allow for single pass measurements up to approximately 1 kilometer. Over 70 hours of data have been sampled to date, between December 2003 and April 2004.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551993
Show Author Affiliations
Mark P. J. L. Chang, Univ. de Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Univ. de Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Carlos Omar Font, Univ. de Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Yaitza Luna, Univ. de Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Erick Roura, Univ. de Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (United States)
Sergio Raffaele Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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