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Far-field distribution of pulse-repetitive CO2-laser radiation after propagation along strongly turbulent horizontal and slope atmospheric beamlet
Author(s): Inna M. Belousova; Alexander Gorshkov; Vladimir A. Grigor'ev; N. A. Gryaznov; Oleg B. Danilov; N. A. Kalitievsky; S. Knaak; Sergei N. Leonov; Victor E. Semenov; Nina V. Vysotina
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Paper Abstract

In conditions of high turbulence, propagation of laser radiation along the horizontal path is characterized by significant decrease of intensity in far zone. Due to different factors, opportunities of adaptive means for atmospheric compensation in this case are rather poor. The possible way for overcoming the turbulence is to elevate the output aperture of the laser optical system over the most perturbed atmospheric layers. As the performed calculations have shown, the elevation up to 15 meters allows us to increase the tolerated turbulence range almost eight-fold.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334432
Show Author Affiliations
Inna M. Belousova, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Alexander Gorshkov, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir A. Grigor'ev, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
N. A. Gryaznov, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Oleg B. Danilov, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
N. A. Kalitievsky, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
S. Knaak, IABG (Germany)
Sergei N. Leonov, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Victor E. Semenov, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Nina V. Vysotina, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3574:
XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference

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