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Overview Of Atmospheric Effects On The Propagation Of High Energy Laser Radiation
Author(s): Frederick G. Gebhardt
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Paper Abstract

An overview is given of the wide variety of linear and nonlinear effects that influence the propagation of high energy laser radiation in the atmosphere. Thermal blooming and air breakdown are shown to be the most important nonlinear effects since they impose the most severe restrictions on the atmospheric propagation of high energy laser beams. Subsequent papers in this volume consider more detailed aspects of both of these problem areas. Special emphasis is given here to the review of thermal blooming to help place into proper perspective these subsequent papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0195, Atmospheric Effects on Radiative Transfer, (19 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957943
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Frederick G. Gebhardt, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0195:
Atmospheric Effects on Radiative Transfer
Claus B. Ludwig, Editor(s)

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