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Does the outer scale help adaptive optics or is Kolmogorov gentler
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we compare the impact on the turbulent wavefront Zernike modes, of a Kolmogorov and a Von Karman spectrum atmosphere with finite outer scale. We have simulated these effects analytically and numerically, for Natural and Laser Guide Star AO system, on axis and off- axis. The goal is to compare the effects of anisoplanatism, and re-evaluate the discussions on the pro's and con's of LGS vs. NGS on a perspective which includes also the presence of the outer scale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321654
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Enrico Marchetti, Ctr. Galileo Galelei (Germany)
Domenico Bonaccini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3353:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies
Domenico Bonaccini; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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