18 April 2008 Simulated impact of aero-optical effects on a 200 km air-to-air lasercomm link
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We present a simulation of a 200 km air-to-air link in the presence of aero-optical boundary layers. The boundary layer is shown to be the dominant phase aberrator. The random tilt content in the boundary layer is minimal, which reduces the performance gain of a fast steering mirror. Higher order adaptive optics are shown to provide a significant performance improvement provided it can run at high enough bandwidths.
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Kevin R. Bock, Kevin R. Bock, Gary J. Baker, Gary J. Baker, } "Simulated impact of aero-optical effects on a 200 km air-to-air lasercomm link", Proc. SPIE 6951, Atmospheric Propagation V, 695106 (18 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.785011
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