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Influence of aerosols and optical turbulence strength on laser beam widening in the atmosphere
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Paper Abstract

On a basis of a Monte Carlo simulation model, the atmospheric aerosol contributions to laser beam widening for a horizontal propagation path at various elevations 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4125, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere IV, (17 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409300
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Arkadi Zilberman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4125:
Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere IV
Michael C. Roggemann, Editor(s)

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