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Comparison of measurements of the outer scale of turbulence by three different techniques

Ziad, Aziz and Schock, Matthias and Chanan, Gary A. and Troy, Mitchell and Dekany, Richard and Lane, Benjamin F. and Borgnino, Julien and Martin, Francois (2004) Comparison of measurements of the outer scale of turbulence by three different techniques. Applied Optics, 43 (11). pp. 2316-2324. ISSN 0003-6935.

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We have made simultaneous and nearly simultaneous measurements of L0, the outer scale of turbulence, at the Palomar Observatory by using three techniques: angle-of-arrival covariance measurements with the Generalized Seeing Monitor (GSM), differential-image-motion measurements with the adaptive-optics system on the Hale 5-m telescope, and fringe speed measurements with the Palomar Testbed Interferometer (PTI). The three techniques give consistent results, an outer scale of approximately 10-20 m, despite the fact that the spatial scales of the three instruments vary from 1 m for the GSM to 100 m for the PTI.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Optical Society of America. Received 27 June 2003; revised manuscript received 20 November 2003; accepted 2 February 2004. This research has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Adaptive Optics, which is managed by the University of California, Santa Cruz, under cooperative agreement AST-9876783. We are grateful to R. Thicksten and the staff of the Palomar Observatory for the excellent support that we enjoyed during the course of these observations.
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Subject Keywords:Atmospheric and ocean optics : adaptive optics; atmospheric and ocean optics : atmospheric optics; atmospheric and ocean optics : atmospheric turbulence; instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : interferometry
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