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Simple laboratory system for generating well-controlled atmospheric-like turbulence
Author(s): Samuel V. Mantravadi; Troy A. Rhoadarmer; Robert S. Glas
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Paper Abstract

We describe a simple optical system for generating atmospheric-like turbulence in the laboratory which allows for well-controlled testing of advanced adaptive-optical components and concepts. The system models a two-layer atmosphere using static phase plates and is capable of simulating a wide range of atmospheric conditions. The design of the hardware is presented along with results from the initial system modelling describing the theory of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5553, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559933
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Samuel V. Mantravadi, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert S. Glas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5553:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II
John D. Gonglewski; Mark T. Gruneisen; Michael K. Giles, Editor(s)

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