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SLODAR as turbulence monitor for free space optical communications
Author(s): G. D. Love; C. N. Dunlop; S. Patrick; C. D. Saunter; R. W. Wilson; C. Wright
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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. This work has also been presented elsewhere1

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 60180G (8 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669279
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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. 6018:
5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine
Wenhan Jiang, Editor(s)

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