We describe an experiment for studying aperture averaging of a Gaussian-beam propagating through free-space. A digital camera system is used to evaluate scintillation and aperture averaging. These studies provide parametric data to enhance receiver performance.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
H. Yuksel, C. C. Davis, and L. Wasiczko, "Aperture Averaging Experiment for Optimizing Receiver Design and Analyzing Turbulence on Free Space Optical Communication Links," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CTuG4.
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