1 June 1992 Atmospheric effects on laser propagation comparisons at 2 and 10 microns
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An account is given of the experimental apparatus and test results of an investigation aimed at the quantification of wavelength-dependent effects on laser radar performance of various atmospheric conditions. Attention is also given to the differences between eye-safe, 2-micron-laser-based ladar system performance and that of the conventional 10.6-micron CO2-laser-based ladars that have been used to date. Attention is given to the results obtained for atmospheric turbulence and path extinction; marked differences emerge between 2-micron and 10.6-micron systems in the case of aerosols and water absorption.
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Richard D. Richmond, Sammy W. Henderson, Charley P. Hale, "Atmospheric effects on laser propagation comparisons at 2 and 10 microns", Proc. SPIE 1633, Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59208; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59208

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