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Implementation of a phase-only spatial-light modulator for an atmospheric turbulence simulator at the short wavelength infrared regime
Author(s): Carlos Font; David Bonanno; Hunter Long; Blerta Bajramaj; G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Freddie Santiago; Christopher Wilcox
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Paper Abstract

Modeling and simulating the atmosphere in a controlled environment has been a study of interest to scientists for decades. The development of new technologies allows scientists to perform this task in a more realistic and controlled environment and provides a powerful tool for the study and better understanding of the propagation of light through the atmosphere. Technologies like Free-space laser communications (FSLC) and/or studies on light propagation through the atmosphere are areas which constantly benefit from breakthroughs in the development of atmospheric turbulence simulators. In this paper we present the results of the implementation of a phase only spatial light modulator (SLM) as an atmospheric turbulence simulator at the Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) regime and its use with a FSLC system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 83730V (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918597
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Carlos Font, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David Bonanno, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Hunter Long, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Blerta Bajramaj, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher Wilcox, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8373:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut Dutta, Editor(s)

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