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Path integral approach to thermal blooming
Author(s): S. Enguehard; Brian Hatfield
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Paper Abstract

We present the path integral representation of the Green's function for the linearized equations of isobaric thermal blooming for uniform wind and atmosphere. We first describe the path integrals for the Fresnel and Helmholtz propagators as an introduction to the path integral, and then use these results to define a perturbative expansion of the thermal blooming path integral. Each term in the perturbation series may be computed in closed form. Finally, a Feynman diagrammatic representation of the series is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43555
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S. Enguehard, Applied Mathematical Physics Research, Inc. (United States)
Brian Hatfield, Applied Mathematical Physics Research, 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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