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An Analytic Model For Optical Beam Propagation Through The Marine Boundary Layer
Author(s): Richard F. Lutomirski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development of the model and the analysis for downlink optical propagation between atmospheric and underwater terminals. The model incorporates the effects of atmospheric attenuation, boundary layer aerosols, wave slopes at the air-water interface, and the absorbing and multiple-scattering properties of the water. For a laser transmitter in the atmosphere, algebraic expressions are presented for the power, intensity, and ray-angle distributions underwater, together with iso-irradiance contours showing the fall-off of irradiance with distance from the surface spot center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1978
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0160, Ocean Optics V, (10 November 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956857
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Richard F. Lutomirski, Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0160:
Ocean Optics V
Matthew B. White; Robert Stevenson, Editor(s)

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