Accession Number:

ADA571355

Title:

Experimental Generation of non-Kolmogorov Turbulence using a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE