Estimation of Cn2based on scintillation of fixed targets imaged through atmospheric turbulence

Damián Gulich, Gustavo Funes, Darío Pérez, Luciano Zunino

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Abstract

We define a pixel-based scintillation index for dynamic incoherent imaging of fixed high-contrast targets through atmospheric turbulence. We propose a simple setup to study this parameter varying the Cn2constant in controlled laboratory conditions (weak fluctuation regime). We find the semi-empirical relationship between the pixel-based scintillation index and the index of refraction structure constant, which we then employ to estimate Cn2successfully in an independent case in which this value was not known beforehand.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)5642-5645
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume40
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015

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