Optical turbulence with anisotropy at different scales and its effect on laser beam propagation along vertical paths

Italo Toselli, Olga Korotkova

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Abstract

In this paper, we use a non-Kolmogorov power spectrum with an effective anisotropic parameter to include the effect of anisotropy at different scales. By using the spectrum, we theoretically analyze the effect of anisotropy on turbulence parameters such as long-term beam spread and scintillation for laser beams propagating along vertical paths. Although our results are valid only for the case of anisotropy along the direction of propagation, they are of interest for applications such as astronomy, vertical directed energy and vertical laser communications links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9465
EditionJanuary
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventLaser Radar Technology and Applications XX; and Atmospheric Propagation XII - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 21 2015Apr 23 2015

Other

OtherLaser Radar Technology and Applications XX; and Atmospheric Propagation XII
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/21/154/23/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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