12 April 2001 Measured profiles of aerosols and turbulence for elevations of 2 to 20 km and consequences of widening of laser beams
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Proceedings Volume 4271, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424707
Event: Photonics West 2001 - LASE, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
A new lidar system for measuring simultaneously aerosol extinction, size distribution and turbulence profiles up to 20 km altitude has been developed. On the basis of measurements and a Monte Carlo beam propagation model, the atmospheric aerosol contributions to laser beam widening for a horizontal propagation path at various elevations is estimated and compared with beam widening caused by turbulence.
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Norman S. Kopeika, Norman S. Kopeika, Arkadi Zilberman, Arkadi Zilberman, Yaakov Sorani, Yaakov Sorani, "Measured profiles of aerosols and turbulence for elevations of 2 to 20 km and consequences of widening of laser beams", Proc. SPIE 4271, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation III, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424707; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424707
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