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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1978
  • pp: 471–474

Atmospheric birefringence under wind speed gradient shear

G. R. Boyer, B. Lamouroux, and B. S. Prade  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 4, pp. 471-474 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.68.000471


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Abstract

The birefringence of the atmosphere under the onset of a wind speed gradient has been studied near flat ground. Some characteristics and performances of the ellipsometer are given. The setup of the experiment is described; the results show that a birefringent effect is measurable. The numerical value of β = Δn/G is in good agreement with a previous experiment, but to an improved accuracy.

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G. R. Boyer, B. Lamouroux, and B. S. Prade, "Atmospheric birefringence under wind speed gradient shear," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 471-474 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-68-4-471


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