27 September 2007 Atmospheric turbulence generator for adaptive optical systems testing
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Many electro optical devices are now available for compensating atmospheric distortions in optical systems. To support the characterization of these devices in a consistent fashion a common testbed that physically simulates these atmospheric aberrations is required. This paper reports on a system that realizes seeing conditions ranging from very poor to excellent and feeds these wavefronts to the compensation device under test. The testbed provides quantitative characterization of the system under test and evaluates residual wavefront error.
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Christopher C. Wilcox, Christopher C. Wilcox, Ty Martinez, Ty Martinez, Freddie Santiago, Freddie Santiago, Jonathan R. Andrews, Jonathan R. Andrews, Sergio R. Restaino, Sergio R. Restaino, Scott W. Teare, Scott W. Teare, Don Payne, Don Payne, } "Atmospheric turbulence generator for adaptive optical systems testing", Proc. SPIE 6711, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications V, 67110D (27 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740323; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.740323

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