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A comparison of optical turbulence models
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Navy has an interest in the use of laser systems for surface ships. Such systems must operate within a thin near-surface environment called the marine atmospheric surface layer. There exist substantial gradients in temperature and momentum within this layer which make turbulence a strong function of height. We are interested in robust and simple optical turbulence models that can be used to predict turbulence along near-horizontal paths. We discuss several different models that are based upon similarity theory, and we compare the models with field transmission data taken from both over-water and over-land propagation paths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5550, Free-Space Laser Communications IV, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563746
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Doss-Hammel, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. (United States)
Eun Oh, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jennifer C. Ricklin, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Frank D. Eaton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dimitri Tsintikidis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5550:
Free-Space Laser Communications IV
Jennifer C. Ricklin; David G. Voelz, Editor(s)

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