A statistically repeatable, hot-air optical turbulence generator, based on the forced mixing of two air flows with different temperatures, is described.
Characterization results show that it is possible to generate any turbulence strength up to
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2006
Onur Keskin, Laurent Jolissaint, and Colin Bradley, "Hot-air optical turbulence generator for the testing of adaptive optics systems: principles and characterization," Appl. Opt. 45, 4888-4897 (2006)