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The effect of the jet-stream on the intensity of laser beams propagating along slanted paths in the upper layers of the turbulent atmosphere
Author(s): Olga Korotkova; Nathan Farwell
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Paper Abstract

Calculations of the second-order statistical characteristics of a polarized, lowest-order Gaussian beam which propagates through a jet-stream layer, between the tropopause and the lower stratosphere, are carried out. Comparison of the results based on the refractive-index structure parameter C2n as predicted by a Hafnagen-Valley model and based on data taken at a recent campaign shows that the jet-stream can significantly affect intensity distribution and spreading of the beam, especially at high zenith angles.

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Date Published: 22 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, 68780J (22 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765259
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Olga Korotkova, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Nathan Farwell, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6878:
Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II
Olga Korotkova, Editor(s)

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