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Optical scintillation measurements in a desert environment III: high-speed imaging of scintillation patterns and their application to aperture averaging
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Paper Abstract

The spatial scale of variations of intensity imposed on a propagating beam as it transits the turbulent atmosphere is of importance in designing free space laser communications receivers. Consecutive images of the entrance pupil of a 125mm diameter telescope have been acquired at a rate of 328fps over a series of ranges from 2km to 24km. The images are analyzed with respect to the aperture averaging available to a given receiver system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8162, Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI, 81620A (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895243
Show Author Affiliations
Rita Mahon, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher I. Moore, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mike S. Ferraro, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William S. Rabinovich, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michele R. Suite, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8162:
Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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