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Short-term laser beam spread in turbulent atmosphere
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Paper Abstract

A short-term beam spread theory developed starting from the path integral representation of the field in random media. The new approximate formula is obtained for average short term intensity distribution. This formula takes into account all geometrical and diffraction beam parameters. Results of average short-term on-axis intensity and beam size calculations are presented. The beam parameters optimization is performed for horizontal and slant paths. The difference between short-exposure and tilt-corrected beam spread and applications of developed theory to adaptive optics problems are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154845
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Mikhail I. Charnotskii, NOAA and Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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