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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2000|
|Event||Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical - San Jose, CA, USA|
Duration: 22 Jan 2000 → 27 Jan 2000