Laboratory simulation of a turbulent layer: optical and in situ characterization.

@article{Fuchs1996LaboratorySO,
  title={Laboratory simulation of a turbulent layer: optical and in situ characterization.},
  author={Adrien Fuchs and Jean Vernin and Michel Tallon},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1751-5}
}
Up to now only a few numerical or experimental simulations of atmospheric turbulent layers have been performed in the laboratory. These are devoted mainly to show the validity of Kolmogorov behavior but are not suitable to implement in an optical bench to test light propagation. Here we present a small size experimental simulation of an optical turbulent layer. With optical and in situ measurements, we managed to determine its characteristics: the mean variance of the refractive-index… CONTINUE READING