12 August 2009 Laser guide star scintillometer (LAGUSS) for profiling atmospheric turbulence
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Abstract
High-resolution Cn2 profiling is essential for characterizing atmospheric turbulence, especially when correction of the laser beam propagation. This is can be done by using distributed light sources. One way of doing so can be achieved by using the Rayleigh or Mie laser guide star as a light source. In this case the time-resolved characteristics of the backward scattered pulse can be used to characterize turbulence continuously along the measured range. This report discusses the operational principles of the laser guide-star scintillometer (LAGUSS) and analyses the results of experimental data for profiling the Cn2 as a function of the range.
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Anatoliy Khizhnyak, Anatoliy Khizhnyak, Vladimir Markov, Vladimir Markov, } "Laser guide star scintillometer (LAGUSS) for profiling atmospheric turbulence", Proc. SPIE 7463, Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation III, 746305 (12 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.825519
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