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Atmospheric Dispersion In Adaptive Optics,
NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Using methods associated with Zernickes polynomial expansion, we discussed atmospheric dispersion effects in dual wavelength adaptive optics systems. On the basis of dual frequency correlations associated with phase expansion coefficients, we solved for residual phase errors produced by atmospheric dispersion. The results clearly showed that, although atmospheric dispersion will cause phase compensation to be imperfect, the use, however, of light sources with wavelengths even shorter than the transmitting lasers as beacons, and, in conjunction with that, taking the product of the amount of beacon phase distortion and the specific value of the ratio lamda 2lamda 1 the beacon wavelength transmitted wavelength to be the phase predistortion, it is possible to rectify relatively well the phase distortion of transmitted light beams. AN
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