1 May 1991 Effects of thin and subvisible cirrus on HEL far-field intensity calculations at various wavelengths
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Proceedings Volume 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II; (1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43544
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Propagation calculations were performed to illustrate the effects of cirrus on high energy laser propagation far field calculations using the 4D wave optics code with adaptive optics (Schafer, 1990). Results show that, for linear effects, subvisible and thin cirrus clouds have small effect on GPL propagation at 1.06 and 3.8 micron. For nonlinear effects for the power/diameter choices, cirrus clouds contribute significant thermal blooming at 3.8 micron for a cirrus thickness above the thin level.
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Larrene K. Harada, "Effects of thin and subvisible cirrus on HEL far-field intensity calculations at various wavelengths", Proc. SPIE 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43544; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43544
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Absorption

Clouds

Atmospheric propagation

Laser beam propagation

Earth's atmosphere

Particles

Refractive index

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