8 June 2006 SLODAR as turbulence monitor for free space optical communications
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Proceedings Volume 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine; 60180G (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669279
Event: 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 2005, Beijing, China
Abstract
SLODAR (slope detection and ranging) is a technique we have developed to monitor the vertical profile of atmospheric phase distortions, for application to astronomical adaptive optics systems. The technique uses the correlation between slope measurements made using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor observing a binary star. In this paper we describe the principle of SLODAR and then describe our work on using a system for the measurement of horizontal turbulence profiles for application to free space optical communications. This work has also been presented elsewhere1
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G. D. Love, C. N. Dunlop, S. Patrick, C. D. Saunter, R. W. Wilson, C. Wright, "SLODAR as turbulence monitor for free space optical communications", Proc. SPIE 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 60180G (8 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669279; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669279
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