Possibilities of joint application of adaptive optics technique and nonlinear optical phase conjugation to compensate for turbulent distortions

V. P. Lukin, F. Yu Kanev, O. V. Kulagin

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Abstract

The efficiency of integrating the nonlinear optical technique based on forming a reverse wavefront and the conventional adaptive optics into a unified complex (for example, for adaptive focusing of quasi-cw laser radiation) is demonstrated. Nonlinear optical phase conjugation may provide more exact information about the phase fluctuations in the corrected wavefront in comparison with the adaptive optics methods. At the same time, the conventional methods of adaptive optics provide an efficient control of a laser beam projected onto a target for a rather long time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalQuantum Electronics
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Coherence length
  • Control
  • Phase conjugation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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