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22 February 2008 The effect of the jet-stream on the intensity of laser beams propagating along slanted paths in the upper layers of the turbulent atmosphere
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Calculations of the second-order statistical characteristics of a polarized, lowest-order Gaussian beam which propagates through a jet-stream layer, between the tropopause and the lower stratosphere, are carried out. Comparison of the results based on the refractive-index structure parameter C2n as predicted by a Hafnagen-Valley model and based on data taken at a recent campaign shows that the jet-stream can significantly affect intensity distribution and spreading of the beam, especially at high zenith angles.
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Olga Korotkova and Nathan Farwell "The effect of the jet-stream on the intensity of laser beams propagating along slanted paths in the upper layers of the turbulent atmosphere", Proc. SPIE 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, 68780J (22 February 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.765259
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