Abstract

Photographed edge response of a quadrant target made through atmospheric turbulence at a range of 1.6 km 10.7 m above water was found to fit an error function form quite accurately. A theoretical estimate of the intensity point spread function based upon a parabolic approximation to the wave structure function for a point source is consistent with the data. Assuming the validity of the approximation, thermal values of Cn give turbulence inner scales in the millimeter range.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

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