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Numerical simulation of thermal blooming in atmospheric laser propagation
Author(s): Youkuan Li; Donquan Chen; Xishen Xu; Xinwei Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Laser propagating through atmosphere is distorted by thermal blooming and turbulence. Thermal blooming in atmospheric laser propagation is studied using Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). Variation of steady state thermal blooming with laser power and propagation distance are shown and power threshold is also calculated. Time-dependent thermal blooming effects with and without wind are investigated. Comparisons between simulated and experimental results reach good agreements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154849
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Youkuan Li, Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)
Donquan Chen, Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)
Xishen Xu, Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)
Xinwei Zhang, Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)


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

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