30 December 1981 Overview Of Aero-Optical Phenomena
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High energy pulsed and high power CW lasers are considered. The path of the photons is traced from generation in the laser cavity to interaction with a target. At each step along the path, the interaction between aerodynamics and laser radiation must be understood to avoid serious degradation of beam quality. Beam distortion effects are cumulative. Aero-optics as an interdisciplinary technical area has achieved a level of maturity where most pitfalls can be circumvented.
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Allen E. Fuhs, Allen E. Fuhs, } "Overview Of Aero-Optical Phenomena", Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932326

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