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Novel approach for beacon formation through simulated turbulence: initial lab-test results
Author(s): A. Khizhnyak; V. Markov; I. Tomov; F. Wu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report the results of the analysis and experimental modeling of the target-in-the-loop (TIL) approach that is used to form a localized beacon for a laser beam propagating through turbulent atmosphere. The analogy between the TIL system and the laser cavity has been used here to simulate the process shaping the laser beacon on a remote image-resolved target with rough surface. The TIL breadboard was integrated and used for laboratory modeling of the proposed approach. This breadboard allowed to simulate the TIL arrangement with a rough-surface target and laser beam propagation through the turbulent atmospheric layer. Here we present the initial results of the performed studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7588, Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves IV, 758807 (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842861
Show Author Affiliations
A. Khizhnyak, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)
V. Markov, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)
I. Tomov, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)
F. Wu, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7588:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves IV
Olga Korotkova, Editor(s)

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