4 September 2001 Laser beam widening as a function of elevation in the atmosphere for horizontal propagation
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A new lidar system for measuring near 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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Arkadi Zilberman, Arkadi Zilberman, Norman S. Kopeika, Norman S. Kopeika, Yaakov Sorani, Yaakov Sorani, } "Laser beam widening as a function of elevation in the atmosphere for horizontal propagation", Proc. SPIE 4376, Laser Weapons Technology II, (4 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438176; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.438176
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