7 July 2000 Rayleigh scattering profiles with altitude at Teide Observatory produced by laser
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Abstract
Rayleigh scattering produced in the lower atmosphere by laser launched from the ground, could be very relevant for performances of Laser Guide Stars systems and for light contamination measurements in other close telescopes. We have studied the scattering above Teide Observatory (Canary Islands) produced by a potassium laser. We show measurements during two weeks with different atmospheric transparencies, and got information about the variation of aerosol and dust related with altitude and the impact on other close telescopes.
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Sergio Chueca Urzay, Sergio Chueca Urzay, Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, } "Rayleigh scattering profiles with altitude at Teide Observatory produced by laser", Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390342; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390342
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