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Atmospheric Propagation Of Laser Beams
Author(s): Hugo Weichel
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Paper Abstract

In general, laser radiation is attenuated as it propagates through the atmosphere. In addition, the laser beam is often broadened, defocused and may even be deflected from its initial propagation direction. These atmospheric effects have far-reaching consequences for the use of lasers in optical communication, weaponry, target designation, ranging, remote sensing, and other applications which require transmission of laser beams through the atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1985
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0547, Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance, (9 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948390
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Hugo Weichel, Air Force Office of Scientic Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0547:
Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance
Richard Gomez, Editor(s)

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