13 June 2000 Vertical profiles of aerosol and optical turbulence strength and their effects on atmospheric propagation
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Proceedings Volume 3914, Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388037
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
On a basis of a multiple-forward-scatter propagation model the atmospheric aerosol contributions to laser beam widening for a horizontal propagation path is estimated and compared with beam widening caused by turbulence. It is shown that the beam widening caused by atmospheric aerosols is significant, often even more significant than that caused by turbulence.
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Norman S. Kopeika, Norman S. Kopeika, Arkadi Zilberman, Arkadi Zilberman, } "Vertical profiles of aerosol and optical turbulence strength and their effects on atmospheric propagation", Proc. SPIE 3914, Laser-Tissue Interaction XI: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (13 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388037; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.388037
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