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Vertical profiles of aerosol and optical turbulence strength and their effects on atmospheric propagation
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Paper Abstract

On a basis of a multiple-forward-scatter propagation model the atmospheric aerosol contributions to laser beam widening for a horizontal propagation path is estimated and compared with beam widening caused by turbulence. It is shown that the beam widening caused by atmospheric aerosols is significant, often even more significant than that caused by turbulence.

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Date Published: 13 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3914, Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (13 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388037
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Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Arkadi Zilberman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3914:
Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Jeffrey O. Hollinger; Donald Dean Duncan; Jeffrey O. Hollinger; Donald Dean Duncan; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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