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Laser beam widening as a function of elevation in the atmosphere for horizontal propagation
Author(s): Arkadi Zilberman; Norman S. Kopeika; Yaakov Sorani
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Paper Abstract

A new lidar system for measuring near 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: 4 September 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4376, Laser Weapons Technology II, (4 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438176
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Arkadi Zilberman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Yaakov Sorani, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4376:
Laser Weapons Technology II
William E. Thompson; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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