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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1973
  • pp: 2843–2847

Determination of Atmospheric Structure Function by Using a Single Coherent Detector

R. H. Lang and P. O. Minott  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2843-2847 (1973)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.12.002843


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Abstract

The wave structure function associated with atmospheric turbulence is important in the effective design of telescopes for coherent optical receivers. This paper describes a method of measurement of the wave structure function by employing an already existing optical receiver. The aperture of this receiver’s telescope is masked by an opaque screen with two small holes. It is then shown that when the incident beam obeys Gaussian statistics, the receiver’s A.M. output can be simply related to the wave structure function of the incident beam.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 1972
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 1973
Published: December 1, 1973

Citation
R. H. Lang and P. O. Minott, "Determination of Atmospheric Structure Function by Using a Single Coherent Detector," Appl. Opt. 12, 2843-2847 (1973)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-12-12-2843

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