12 October 2004 Simple laboratory system for generating well-controlled atmospheric-like turbulence
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We describe a simple optical system for generating atmospheric-like turbulence in the laboratory which allows for well-controlled testing of advanced adaptive-optical components and concepts. The system models a two-layer atmosphere using static phase plates and is capable of simulating a wide range of atmospheric conditions. The design of the hardware is presented along with results from the initial system modelling describing the theory of operation.
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Samuel V. Mantravadi, Samuel V. Mantravadi, Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Robert S. Glas, Robert S. Glas, } "Simple laboratory system for generating well-controlled atmospheric-like turbulence", Proc. SPIE 5553, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.559933
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