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Atmospheric turbulence generator for adaptive optical systems testing
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Paper Abstract

Many electro optical devices are now available for compensating atmospheric distortions in optical systems. To support the characterization of these devices in a consistent fashion a common testbed that physically simulates these atmospheric aberrations is required. This paper reports on a system that realizes seeing conditions ranging from very poor to excellent and feeds these wavefronts to the compensation device under test. The testbed provides quantitative characterization of the system under test and evaluates residual wavefront error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6711, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications V, 67110D (27 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740323
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Christopher C. Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, Naval Research Lab (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Don Payne, Narrascape (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6711:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications V
Richard A. Carreras; John D. Gonglewski; Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Editor(s)

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