8 June 1994 Atmospheric transmission analysis for airborne laser applications
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Proceedings Volume 2120, Laser Beam Propagation and Control; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177699
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Basing laser devices on aircraft leads to new problems in atmospheric transmission due to the long, nearly-horizontal propagation paths in the upper troposphere and stratosphere. This paper analyzed the molecular and aerosol extinction impact on near-IR aircraft-based laser performance. Calculations using standards atmospheric models are reviewed. Recent volcanic activity has required examination of the impact of stratospheric aerosols for propagation paths of interest. Calculations as a function of geometry are presented which use satellite limb viewing data to asses the impact of cirrus clouds and volcanic aerosols.
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Larrene K. Harada, Larrene K. Harada, Daniel H. Leslie, Daniel H. Leslie, Marcos E. Salazar, Marcos E. Salazar, } "Atmospheric transmission analysis for airborne laser applications", Proc. SPIE 2120, Laser Beam Propagation and Control, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177699; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177699

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