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Turbulence analysis of maritime horizontal laser propagation: experimental analysis and wave-optics simulation
Author(s): Boris P. Venet
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Paper Abstract

In recent years several extensive data sets have been collected to characterize horizontal laser propagation in a maritime environment. We report on data collected on a 1.35-km range over an arm of San Diego Bay. We analyze various atmospheric turbulence features of the optical propagation data, and we compare the experimental results with numerical wave-optics simulations. The goals are (a) to extract atmospheric turbulence strength descriptors for the period of record, and (b) to assess the ability of wave-optics simulation to reproduce the experimental results. We comment on the degrees of freedom available when comparing simulation and measurement, due to the lack of completely comprehensive measurement data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6708, Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation, 670809 (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740673
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Boris P. Venet, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6708:
Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation
Stephen M. Hammel; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Michael T. Valley; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Editor(s)

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