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A saturation-resistant optical scintillometer to measure C n 2

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Abstract

This paper describes a new optical technique for measuring the refractive-index structure parameter Cn2. By using relatively large incoherent transmitting and receiving optics, the scintillometer maintains its calibration and path-weighting function throughout the range of observed refractive turbulence values, even to the case of saturated scintillation.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

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