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Atmospheric thermal blooming and beam clearing by aerosol vaporization
Author(s): Vladimir B. Krapchev
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Paper Abstract

Thermal blooming limits the HEL power transmitted through the atmosphere at a given beam diameter. The role of refractive index and velocity turbulence has been studied. When the absorption is due to the aerosols, one can reduce the blooming by vaporizing the particles and clearing the beam path.

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Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1221, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18330
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Vladimir B. Krapchev, Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1221:
Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere
Peter B. Ulrich; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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