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Optical distortions caused by propagation through turbulent shear layers
Author(s): Offer Pade; Evgeny Frumker; Paula Ines Rojt
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Paper Abstract

In this work we investigate optical distortions caused by the existence of a turbulent shear layer in a beam path. We look at several propagation paths and evaluate the loss of resolution caused by the inhomogeneous layer located at various distances from the transmitter. We use our wave-optics code for atmospheric propagation and implement into it propagation through a shear layer. Thus we are able to calculate a combined beam propagation, either emanating from the optical window or incoming from an outside source. The fluctuations of the index of refraction are calculated using the Wye's model

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5237, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VI, (6 February 2004);
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Offer Pade, RAFAEL (Israel)
Evgeny Frumker, RAFAEL (Israel)
Paula Ines Rojt, RAFAEL (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5237:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VI
John D. Gonglewski; Karin Stein, Editor(s)

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