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6 September 2011 Experimental generation of non-Kolmogorov turbulence using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator
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Several experiments showed that the classical Kolmogorov power spectral density of the refractive-index sometimes does not properly describe the statistics of the atmosphere. In this paper we show an experimental testbed able to generate non-classical Kolmogorov turbulence by using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator. The testbed is used at Naval Postgraduate School for laboratory investigation of laser beam propagation in maritime environment where a power law different from classical Kolmogorov, 11/ 3, could be present. Applications of this testbed are ship to-ship free space optical communication, imaging and high energy laser weapons.
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Italo Toselli, Brij N. Agrawal, Christopher C. Wilcox, and Sergio Restaino "Experimental generation of non-Kolmogorov turbulence using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator", Proc. SPIE 8161, Atmospheric Optics IV: Turbulence and Propagation, 81610H (6 September 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903681
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