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dc.contributor.author Burger, L
dc.contributor.author Litvin, IA
dc.contributor.author Forbes, A
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-18T09:33:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-18T09:33:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.citation Burger, L, Litvin, IA and Forbes, A. 2008. Simulating atmospheric turbulence using a phase-only spatial light modulator. South African Journal of Science, Vol. 104, pp 129-134 en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2353
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2388
dc.description Copyright: ASSAf 2008 en
dc.description.abstract Demonstration of the effect of atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of laser beams is traditionally a difficult task. This is due to the complexities of long-distance measurements and the scarcity of suitable laser wavelengths in atmospheric transmission windows. The authors demonstrate the simulation of atmospheric turbulence in the laboratory using a phase-only spatial light modulator, and illustrate the advantages of this approach, as well as some of the limitations, when using spatial light modulators for this application. They show experimental results demonstrating these limitations, and discuss the impact they have on the simulation of various turbulence strengths. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Atmospheric turbulence en
dc.subject Spatial light modulator en
dc.subject Laser beams en
dc.title Simulating atmospheric turbulence using a phase-only spatial light modulator en
dc.type Article en


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