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Effects of attenuation of 1.064-µm optical waves by humid aerosols and fog over horizontal atmospheric communication links
Author(s): Sergey Bendersky; Norman S. Kopeika; Nathan Sh. Blaunstein
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Paper Abstract

Effects of humid aerosols and fog on optical wave propagation at 1.064 µm over various horizontal atmospheric communication links are investigated both experimentally and theoretically by use of theoretical and empirical models as best fits of experimental data. Mie scattering is used to describe the attenuation of optical waves by aerosols for lower elevation horizontal atmospheric links. The geometrical optics approximation is used to obtain the extinction coefficient for optical waves at 1.064 µm passing through clouds, fog, water droplets, and atmospheric particles with dimensions larger than the wavelength. Good agreement between a new model of propagation effects through such particles, and measurements carried out at two different sites in southern and northen Israel, is obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(3) doi: 10.1117/1.1646184
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey Bendersky, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Nathan Sh. Blaunstein, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

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