12 May 2005 Numerical simulation of measuring the backscattering of a focused laser beam in the turbulent atmosphere
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Proceedings Volume 5832, Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619511
Event: Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies, 2004, Beijing, China
Abstract
A method of measuring the atmospheric turbulence based on the arrival angle fluctuation of a focused laser beam backscattering is numericallys stimulated. By the paraxial scalar wave equation and a fractal phase-screen algorithm we propose the simulation model for the focused laser beam propagating along a fold path. With a constant Fried length, we separately analyze the arrival angle fluctuation variance's statistical characteristics of the focused laser beam backscattering and the fixed point-source as reference beacon, and obtain the relatively high correlation between them. Moreover, we change the propagation distance; analyze the degree of similarity between them. The simulated results are verified by experimental results.
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Mingna Liu, Yi Wu, "Numerical simulation of measuring the backscattering of a focused laser beam in the turbulent atmosphere", Proc. SPIE 5832, Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619511; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619511
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