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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1989
  • pp: 639–641

Experimental observation of thermal-blooming phase-compensation instability

Bernadette Johnson and Charles A. Primmerman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 639-641 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000639


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Abstract

We have made the first experimental observations to our knowledge of thermal-blooming phase-compensation instability. We identified the instability by impressing a spatial intensity modulation on the laser beam and watching this modulation grow as thermal-blooming compensation was performed with a 69-channel phase-conjugate adaptive-optics system.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 1989
Published: June 15, 1989

Citation
Bernadette Johnson and Charles A. Primmerman, "Experimental observation of thermal-blooming phase-compensation instability," Opt. Lett. 14, 639-641 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-12-639


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