Turbulence-degraded beam quality: improvement obtained with a tilt-correcting aperture.


In this paper, we have calculated the degradation in the focal-plane irradiance distribution due to atmospheric turbulence and the potential improvement realizable by employing a wavefront filt-correcting aperture. It has been shown that, when the aperture diameter is of the order of the outer scale of turbulence, virtually no improvement is realized… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.16.000665


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