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17 November 2000 Scintillation effects on wavefront sensing in the Rytov regime
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This article presents an analysis of scintillation effects after propagation through atmospheric turbulence. It uses an expansion of the log-amplitude on the Zernike modes in the weak perturbation regime. An analytical evaluation of the error introduced by scintillation on wavefront slope measurements is then derived. For a typical profile corresponding to astronomical conditions, scintillation introduces a wavefront measurement error whose standard deviation is of the order of (lambda) /20 in the visible.
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Frederic Mahe, Vincent Michau, Gerard Rousset, and Jean-Marc Conan "Scintillation effects on wavefront sensing in the Rytov regime", Proc. SPIE 4125, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere IV, (17 November 2000);

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