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Optical turbulence model for laser propagation and imaging applications
Author(s): Eun Oh; Jennifer C. Ricklin; G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Neil J. Vallestero; Frank D. Eaton
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Paper Abstract

We evaluate a simple model for predicting and understanding the structural behavior of Cn2 for a specific location, date, time, and given environmental parameters. This model is compared with Cn2 data taken at the Chesapeake Bay Detachment of the Naval Research Laboratory in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. This simplified model predicts and explains the fluctuation in Cn2 reasonably well, and also shows that Cn2 is a strong function of solar irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5160, Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III, (27 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504556
Show Author Affiliations
Eun Oh, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jennifer C. Ricklin, Army Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Neil J. Vallestero, U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (United States)
Frank D. Eaton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5160:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Active Laser Illumination III
David G. Voelz; Jennifer C. Ricklin, Editor(s)

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