1 May 1991 Path integral approach to thermal blooming
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Proceedings Volume 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43555
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
We present the path integral representation of the Green's function for the linearized equations of isobaric thermal blooming for uniform wind and atmosphere. We first describe the path integrals for the Fresnel and Helmholtz propagators as an introduction to the path integral, and then use these results to define a perturbative expansion of the thermal blooming path integral. Each term in the perturbation series may be computed in closed form. Finally, a Feynman diagrammatic representation of the series is given.
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S. Enguehard, Brian Hatfield, "Path integral approach to thermal blooming", Proc. SPIE 1408, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43555; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43555
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