26 February 2010 Novel approach for beacon formation through simulated turbulence: initial lab-test results
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In this paper we report the results of the analysis and experimental modeling of the target-in-the-loop (TIL) approach that is used to form a localized beacon for a laser beam propagating through turbulent atmosphere. The analogy between the TIL system and the laser cavity has been used here to simulate the process shaping the laser beacon on a remote image-resolved target with rough surface. The TIL breadboard was integrated and used for laboratory modeling of the proposed approach. This breadboard allowed to simulate the TIL arrangement with a rough-surface target and laser beam propagation through the turbulent atmospheric layer. Here we present the initial results of the performed studies.
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A. Khizhnyak, V. Markov, I. Tomov, F. Wu, "Novel approach for beacon formation through simulated turbulence: initial lab-test results", Proc. SPIE 7588, Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves IV, 758807 (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842861; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.842861
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