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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1991
  • pp: 365–367

Video camera measurements of atmospheric turbulence using the telescope image of a distant light source

Nobuo Sugimoto, Kin Pui Chan, and Dennis K. Killinger  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 365-367 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.000365


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Abstract

We report on a simple technique to measure experimentally the refractiυe index structure parameter C n 2 of the atmosphere along a horizontal path.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 1900
Published: February 1, 1991

Citation
Nobuo Sugimoto, Kin Pui Chan, and Dennis K. Killinger, "Video camera measurements of atmospheric turbulence using the telescope image of a distant light source," Appl. Opt. 30, 365-367 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-4-365


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