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Effects of thin and subvisible cirrus on HEL far-field intensity calculations at various wavelengths
Author(s): Larrene K. Harada
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Paper Abstract

Propagation calculations were performed to illustrate the effects of cirrus on high energy laser propagation far field calculations using the 4D wave optics code with adaptive optics (Schafer, 1990). Results show that, for linear effects, subvisible and thin cirrus clouds have small effect on GPL propagation at 1.06 and 3.8 micron. For nonlinear effects for the power/diameter choices, cirrus clouds contribute significant thermal blooming at 3.8 micron for a cirrus thickness above the thin level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43544
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Larrene K. Harada, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1408:
Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II
Peter B. Ulrich; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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