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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2003
  • pp: 4261–4268

Dual-channel heterodyne measurements of atmospheric phase fluctuations

Kevin D. Ridley, Eric Jakeman, David Bryce, and Stephen M. Watson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 21, pp. 4261-4268 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.004261


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Abstract

A dual-channel fiber-coupled laser heterodyne system operating at a 1.55-µm wavelength is used to investigate phase fluctuations induced on a laser beam by propagation through turbulent air. Two receivers are used to characterize spatial and temporal variations produced by a turbulent layer of air in the laboratory. The system is also used for measurements through extended turbulence along an 80-m outdoor atmospheric path. Phase structure functions, power spectral densities, and cross correlations are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence
(040.2840) Detectors : Heterodyne
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2003
Published: July 20, 2003

Citation
Kevin D. Ridley, Eric Jakeman, David Bryce, and Stephen M. Watson, "Dual-channel heterodyne measurements of atmospheric phase fluctuations," Appl. Opt. 42, 4261-4268 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-21-4261

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