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Modeling Of Dynamic Effects Of A Low Power Laser Beam
Author(s): George N Lawrence; Marija S Scholl; Al Khatib
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses methods of modeling some of the dynamic effects that affect a laser beam propagation through the atmosphere. Among the components adn phenomena are adaptive optics, atmospheric turbulence with wind shear and beam steering, jitter, and integration of the energy on the target. The emphasis is on the development of simple but accurate models which are readily implemented in a physical optics code. The system of our immediate interest is described in a companion paper.' Figure 1 shows some aspects of space relay system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0892, Simulation and Modeling of Optical Systems, (9 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944326
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George N Lawrence, University of Arizona (United States)
Marija S Scholl, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Al Khatib, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0892:
Simulation and Modeling of Optical Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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