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Laser guide star scintillometer (LAGUSS) for profiling atmospheric turbulence
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Paper Abstract

High-resolution Cn2 profiling is essential for characterizing atmospheric turbulence, especially when correction of the laser beam propagation. This is can be done by using distributed light sources. One way of doing so can be achieved by using the Rayleigh or Mie laser guide star as a light source. In this case the time-resolved characteristics of the backward scattered pulse can be used to characterize turbulence continuously along the measured range. This report discusses the operational principles of the laser guide-star scintillometer (LAGUSS) and analyses the results of experimental data for profiling the Cn2 as a function of the range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7463, Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation III, 746305 (12 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825519
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Anatoliy Khizhnyak, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)
Vladimir Markov, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7463:
Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation III
Stephen M. Hammel; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Editor(s)

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