Potential capabilities of adaptive optical systems in the atmosphere

Vladimir P. Lukin, Boris V. Fortes, Fyodor Y. Kanev, P. A. Konyaev

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We consider the compensation for thermal distortions of laser beams propagatedthrough the atmosphere on horizontal and vertical paths. It is found that the critical power of the source can be increased about ten times when going from horizontal to vertical paths. The efficiency of different adaptive correction algorithms - namely, program correction, phase- conjugate, and amplitude-phase control - are studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, United States
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0819407747
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventIntense Laser Beams - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: 23 Jan 199224 Jan 1992


OtherIntense Laser Beams
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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