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Overview Of Aero-Optical Phenomena
Author(s): Allen E. Fuhs
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Paper Abstract

High energy pulsed and high power CW lasers are considered. The path of the photons is traced from generation in the laser cavity to interaction with a target. At each step along the path, the interaction between aerodynamics and laser radiation must be understood to avoid serious degradation of beam quality. Beam distortion effects are cumulative. Aero-optics as an interdisciplinary technical area has achieved a level of maturity where most pitfalls can be circumvented.

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Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932326
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Allen E. Fuhs, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0293:
Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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