22 December 1998 Far-field distribution of pulse-repetitive CO2-laser radiation after propagation along strongly turbulent horizontal and slope atmospheric beamlet
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Proceedings Volume 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334432
Event: Twelfth International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, 1998, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
In conditions of high turbulence, propagation of laser radiation along the horizontal path is characterized by significant decrease of intensity in far zone. Due to different factors, opportunities of adaptive means for atmospheric compensation in this case are rather poor. The possible way for overcoming the turbulence is to elevate the output aperture of the laser optical system over the most perturbed atmospheric layers. As the performed calculations have shown, the elevation up to 15 meters allows us to increase the tolerated turbulence range almost eight-fold.
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Inna M. Belousova, Alexander Gorshkov, Vladimir A. Grigor'ev, N. A. Gryaznov, Oleg B. Danilov, N. A. Kalitievsky, S. Knaak, Sergei N. Leonov, Victor E. Semenov, Nina V. Vysotina, "Far-field distribution of pulse-repetitive CO2-laser radiation after propagation along strongly turbulent horizontal and slope atmospheric beamlet", Proc. SPIE 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334432; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334432
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