6 February 2004 Optical distortions caused by propagation through turbulent shear layers
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In this work we investigate optical distortions caused by the existence of a turbulent shear layer in a beam path. We look at several propagation paths and evaluate the loss of resolution caused by the inhomogeneous layer located at various distances from the transmitter. We use our wave-optics code for atmospheric propagation and implement into it propagation through a shear layer. Thus we are able to calculate a combined beam propagation, either emanating from the optical window or incoming from an outside source. The fluctuations of the index of refraction are calculated using the Wye's model
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Offer Pade, Evgeny Frumker, Paula Ines Rojt, "Optical distortions caused by propagation through turbulent shear layers", Proc. SPIE 5237, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VI, (6 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.510945; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.510945
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Atmospheric propagation

Lithium

Wave propagation

Adaptive optics

Atmospheric optics

Beam propagation method

Refraction

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