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Spread and wander of a laser beam propagating through anisotropic turbulence
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In applications where a laser beam is propagated at high altitude or through layered zones of the atmosphere, there is a chance that atmospheric turbulence cells are not isotropic. In this paper we analytically describe how the spread of a laser beam is affected by anisotropic eddies of optical turbulence. We show that anisotropic turbulence is responsible for an elliptical beam spread and beam wander over the planes x-y, orthogonal to the direction of propagation z.

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Date Published: 4 September 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9614, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans IV, 96140B (4 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2186456
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Italo Toselli, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Olga Korotkova, Univ. of Miami (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9614:
Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans IV
Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Christopher C. Davis; Stephen M. Hammel, Editor(s)

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