Abstract

It is shown that the phase fluctuations introduced into a light wave which has propagated through a slab of atmosphere may be determined by measuring the fluctuations in resistance of a wire stretched approximately along the optical path. This technique is applied to measure structure functions of the phase fluctuations across a wavefront by recording fluctuations in the difference between the resistances of two parallel wires.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

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