Measurements of Direct Path and Folded Path Optical Scintillation
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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A theoretical prediction by Dr. Avihu Zeevi of the correlation between direct path and folded path optical scintillation was developed and published at the Naval Postgraduate School in March 1982. Simultaneously, a method for measuring the scintillation of two laser beams propagating along direct and fold paths was devised and used to record preliminary findings supporting the theoretical work. This system has been improved upon to permit a complete experimental verification of the theory to be attempted outside the laboratory. The experimental results do not support Dr. Zeevis theory however, changing turbulence conditions while measuring the scintillation strength may have been the cause. Further attempts at verification will have to control this factor.
- Atmospheric Physics
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