We propose an optical method that uses phase data of a laser beam obtained from a
Shack–Hartmann sensor to estimate both the inner and outer scales of
turbulence. The method is based on the sequential analysis of normalized
correlation functions of Zernike coefficients. It allows the exclusion
from the analysis and reduces the solution of a
two-parameter problem to a sequential solution of two
single-parameter problems. The
method has been applied to estimate the outer and inner scales of turbulence
induced in the water cell.
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