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Diffraction of optical beam at a shock wave arising near supersonic aircraft
Author(s): V. A. Banakh; A. A. Sukharev; A. V. Falits
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Paper Abstract

The mean intensity and the deviation from the straight-line propagation of the optical beam passed through the shock wave at the start of the path and then propagating in a homogeneous medium have been calculated. It has been shown that the spatial inhomogeneity of the refractive index of air in the region of the shock wave arising when a supersonic flow flows around a conical body can exert the focusing action on the beam passing through it. The angular deviation of the optical beam from the straight-line propagation owing to the shock wave depends only on the height above the Earth’s surface, at which the shock wave is generated. As the height increases, the influence of the shock wave on the optical beam propagating through it decreases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9292, 20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 92921N (25 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2074694
Show Author Affiliations
V. A. Banakh, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
A. A. Sukharev, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
A. V. Falits, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9292:
20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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