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Measurement and modeling of beam wander
Author(s): Steve Hammel; Kevin McBryde; Colin Reinhardt
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the effects of beam wander on an uncorrected laser system. The goal is to enable an accurate assessment of irradiance at a receiver or target for a shipboard laser system, and in this paper we show that a maritime surface layer turbulence model is important for an accurate vertical profile. The approach is to provide an appropriate and flexible hybrid between high fidelity surface layer similarity theory model and a parametric regression-based model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8161, Atmospheric Optics IV: Turbulence and Propagation, 81610F (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896597
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Steve Hammel, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)
Kevin McBryde, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)
Colin Reinhardt, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8161:
Atmospheric Optics IV: Turbulence and Propagation
Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Stephen M. Hammel, Editor(s)

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