1 June 1991 Equipment development for an atmospheric-transmission measurement campaign
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Proceedings Volume 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43754
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
A complex setup intended to fully and accurately measure the influence of the atmospheric turbulence on a near-IR laser beam propagating between two islands of the Spanish Canaries is presented. A measurement campaign was held on this site with the equipment presented. The main parameters under consideration are: far-field pattern, beam spreading, beam wandering, wavefront distortion, atmospheric transmission at the relevant wavelengths, scintillations, and angle of arrival fluctuations. Part of the acquired data is presented, with a preliminary analysis demonstrating agreement with previous data and theoretical predictions. The results confirm the transmission and turbulence levels expected over the propagation path. The use of a fast miniature CCD matrix for the acquisition of turbulence effects on beam propagation is demonstrated.
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Domingo Ruiz, Paul J. Kremer, "Equipment development for an atmospheric-transmission measurement campaign", Proc. SPIE 1417, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies III, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43754; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43754
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