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Error evaluation of analytic approaches for computing the mean irradiance of turbulence propagated beams
Author(s): Gary J. Baker
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Paper Abstract

We evaluate the accuracy of 3 analytic approaches for computing the mean irradiance of beams propagated through atmospheric turbulence. The 3 approaches, representing major classes available in the literature, are the Markov approach, a modified Markov approach, and the Rytov Method. Accuracy is ultimately determined by comparison to results from a numerical solution of turbulent beam propagation. Of the 3 analytic offerings, the Markov approach yielded the most accurate and most generally applicable result.

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Date Published: 19 May 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9465, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XX; and Atmospheric Propagation XII, 94650N (19 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182618
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Gary J. Baker, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9465:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XX; and Atmospheric Propagation XII
Monte D. Turner; Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; Gary W. Kamerman; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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