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Propagation of a laser beam reflected from a mirror in the turbulent medium
Author(s): Viktor A. Banakh; Valentina M. Sazanovich; Ruvim Sh. Tsvyk
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents an overview of the results of the authors investigations into the turbulence on the laser beam parameters propagating along double-passage of the correlated (monostatic) and uncorrelated (bistatic) paths. For the conditions of weak fluctuations we considered a variance and mean intensity on an axis of a wave by reflected from a diffraction- limited mirror when illuminating it by a quasi-spherical laser beam. The paper describes the results of the investigations of the turbulence affects on the formation by the receiving optical system of the image of a limited mirror reflector illuminated by a laser beam under conditions of strong fluctuations.

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Date Published: 22 November 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4338, Wave Propagation in the Atmosphere and Adaptive Optics, (22 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407687
Show Author Affiliations
Viktor A. Banakh, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Valentina M. Sazanovich, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ruvim Sh. Tsvyk, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4338:
Wave Propagation in the Atmosphere and Adaptive Optics
Vladimir P. Lukin, Editor(s)

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