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Adaptive system for the formation of laser beams in the atmosphere by use of incoherent images as reference sources


Adaptive focusing of a coherent beam of radiation in a turbulent atmosphere is considered. The average intensity distribution of the field of a coherent laser beam focused in a turbulent medium upon adaptive phase correction using the image of an incoherent source as a reference source has been calculated. The measurement data on image jitter of an incoherent source are shown to be applicable in the adaptive focusing of a coherent radiation beam. Phase measurements in such a scheme can be implemented by the Hartmann correlation sensor.

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Lukin, V.P. Adaptive system for the formation of laser beams in the atmosphere by use of incoherent images as reference sources. Atmos Ocean Opt 26, 345–351 (2013).

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  • Adaptive System
  • Reference Source
  • Adaptive Optic
  • Phase Fluctuation
  • Coherent Beam