Vertical profiles of aerosol and optical turbulence strength and their effects on atmospheric propagation

N. S. Kopeika, A. Zilberman

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Abstract

On a basis of a multiple-forward-scatter propagation model the atmospheric aerosol contributions to laser beam widening for a horizontal propagation path is estimated and compared with beam widening caused by turbulence. It is shown that the beam widening caused by atmospheric aerosols is significant, often even more significant than that caused by turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-467
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3914
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 22 Jan 200027 Jan 2000

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