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Atmospheric and laser propagation
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews three phenomena that affect the propagation of electro-optical radiation through the atmosphere: absorption and scattering, refraction and turbulence. The net effect on imaging or laser systems is a net reduction of the effective range, or a degradation of the information contained in the electro-optical radiation. Recent advances in techniques to assess the concentration and composition of atmospheric aerosols, and to assess the strength of optical turbulence are discussed in more detail.

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Date Published: 5 October 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10435, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIV, 104350E (5 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275865
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Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Karin Stein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10435:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIV
David H. Titterton; Robert J. Grasso; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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