The outer-scale influence on spatial and temporal characteristics of turbulence-induced wave-front distortions is discussed. The calculation results for the image centroid and the Zernike modes are presented. Two methods of the outer-scale estimation based on tilt and defocus and on image centroid measurements are suggested. The application of the results obtained to adaptive optics problems is considered. Finally, a possibility of prediction of the wave-front statistical characteristics is discussed.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 18, 1994
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995
V. V. Voitsekhovich and S. Cuevas, "Adaptive optics and the outer scale of turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 2523-2531 (1995)