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Improved detection of atmospheric turbulence with SLODAR

Goodwin, Michael; Jenkins, Charles; Lambert, Andrew John


We discuss several improvements in the detection of atmospheric turbulence using SLOpe Detection And Ranging (SLODAR). Frequently, SLODAR observations have shown strong ground-layer turbulence, which is beneficial to adaptive optics. We show that current methods which neglect atmospheric propagation effects can underestimate the strength of high altitude turbulence by up to ~ 30%. We show that mirror and dome seeing turbulence can be a significant fraction of measured ground-layer...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-10-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.014844


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