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Measured profiles of aerosols and turbulence for elevations of 2 to 20 km and consequences of widening of laser beams
Author(s): Norman S. Kopeika; Arkadi Zilberman; Yaakov Sorani
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Paper Abstract

A new lidar system for measuring simultaneously aerosol extinction, size distribution and turbulence profiles up to 20 km altitude has been developed. On the basis of measurements and a Monte Carlo beam propagation 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4271, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424707
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Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Arkadi Zilberman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Yaakov Sorani, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4271:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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