Title

Laser Beam Projection with Adaptive Array of Fiber Collimators. II. Analysis of Atmospheric Compensation Efficiency

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2008

Publication Source

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Abstract

We analyze the potential efficiency of laser beam projection onto a remote object in atmosphere with incoherent and coherent phase-locked conformal-beam director systems composed of an adaptive array of fiber collimators. Adaptive optics compensation of turbulence-induced phase aberrations in these systems is performed at each fiber collimator. Our analysis is based on a derived expression for the atmospheric-averaged value of the mean square residual phase error as well as direct numerical simulations. Operation of both conformal-beam projection systems is compared for various adaptive system configurations characterized by the number of fiber collimators, the adaptive compensation resolution, and atmospheric turbulence conditions.

Inclusive pages

1960-1973

ISBN/ISSN

1084-7529

Comments

© 2008 Optical Society of America. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited.

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Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

25

Issue

8

Peer Reviewed

yes


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