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Measured Statistics Of Strong Scintillations In Laser Propagation Through Atmospheric Turbulence
Author(s): A. Consortini; G. Conforti
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of intensity fluctuations of laser radiation after a 1800 m path through the atmospheric turbulence over the city of Florence are made. The path connects the tops of two buildings one of which is on a hill. The altitude varies considerably along the path. These measurements are made with a double purpose; the first purpose is to characterize the real situations which are encountered in practice when the measurements are not made in special locations, such as the desert or the steppes or the laboratory. The second purpose is to investigate whether the results can be intepreted by means of the existing theoretical distributions valid for homogeneous turbulence, or if they require new theoretical efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937016
Show Author Affiliations
A. Consortini, Universita di Firenze (Italy)
G. Conforti, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche IROE/CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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