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Study of isoplanatic angle of dual-conjugate AO system in atmospheric turbulence
Author(s): Xueke Ding; Jian Rong; Xiaochun Zhong; Fang Li
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Paper Abstract

The limitation of classical AO and the basic principle of MCAO are briefly introduced. A dual-conjugate AO (tow-DM MCAO) can offer a possibility of widening FOV characterized by the isoplanatic angle, Considering the application of lidar, the isoplanatic angle's expressions of MCAO for uplink and downlink are deduced in this paper. And through simulation, the conjugate height, the isoplanatic angle, the isoplanatic angle gain and the coherence length for dual-conjugate system are thoughtfully discussed. The results show the conjugate heights play a great role in widening the isoplanatic angle, and the isoplanatic angle retains maximum when the conjugate heights is at optimal altitudes. For the ground lidar, the positions of optimal conjugate heights simulated are about 1 and 12 km, and the optimal detecting height is 17 km. For the air-borne lidar, the isoplanatic angle gain is minimum at the height of 13 km, and fails to reach an optimal detecting state, and the selection of the optimal conjugate height is relative with not only the coherence length but also the height of air-borne system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6795, Second International Conference on Space Information Technology, 67955Y (10 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.775065
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Xueke Ding, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Jian Rong, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Xiaochun Zhong, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Fang Li, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6795:
Second International Conference on Space Information Technology
Cheng Wang; Shan Zhong; Jiaolong Wei, Editor(s)

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