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Adaptive Correction of Thermal Distortions of Multichannel Laser Radiation

Abstract

Results of the simulation of multichannel radiation propagation under conditions of thermal blooming are presented. The correction of nonlinear thermal distortion by means of the beam phase and amplitudephase control is considered. The results show the dependence of the correction effectiveness on the number of channels and on the precision of the reference beam phase retrieval. An additional increase in the effectiveness is possible by means of adjustment of amplification in the channels of the optical system, i.e., with the use of amplitude-phase control over the beam wavefront.

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Original Russian Text © F.Yu. Kanev, N.A. Makenova, V.P. Lukin, O.L. Antipov, I.D. Veretekhin, 2018, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Kanev, F.Y., Makenova, N.A., Lukin, V.P. et al. Adaptive Correction of Thermal Distortions of Multichannel Laser Radiation. Atmos Ocean Opt 31, 238–242 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856018030077

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Keywords

  • adaptive optics
  • thermal blooming
  • multichannel radiation
  • phase conjugation
  • amplitude-phase control over the beam wavefront