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20 October 2004 Horizontal path propagation measurements over the sea
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We report on the current status of a horizontal path length laser propagation campaign that is being performed over the sea, just off the coast of Puerto Rico. The effects of atmospheric turbulence in a tranquil marine environment have been measured with a video rate Shack--Hartmann wavefront sensor. The small perturbations in the wavefront phase and the degree of scintillation are presently being determined in a single pass from source to receiver, over a trial distance of 110 meters. Additional sites have been identified which allow for single pass measurements up to approximately 1 kilometer. Over 70 hours of data have been sampled to date, between December 2003 and April 2004.
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Mark P. J. L. Chang, Freddie Santiago, Carlos Omar Font, Yaitza Luna, Erick Roura, and Sergio Raffaele Restaino "Horizontal path propagation measurements over the sea", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004);

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