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Horizontal turbulence measurements using SLODAR
Author(s): G. D. Love; C. N. Dunlop; S. Patrick; C. D. Saunter; R. W. Wilson; C. Wright
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Paper Abstract

SLODAR (slope detection and ranging) is a technique we have developed to monitor the vertical profile of atmospheric phase distortions, for application to astronomical adaptive optics systems. The technique uses the correlation between slope measurements made using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor observing a binary star. In this paper we describe the principle of SLODAR and then describe our work on using a system for the measurement of horizontal turbulence profiles for application to free space optical communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5891, Atmospheric Optical Modeling, Measurement, and Simulation, 589104 (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620599
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G. D. Love, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
C. N. Dunlop, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
S. Patrick, CableFree Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)
C. D. Saunter, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. W. Wilson, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
C. Wright, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5891:
Atmospheric Optical Modeling, Measurement, and Simulation
Stephen M. Doss-Hammel; Anton Kohnle, Editor(s)

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