Spread and wander of a laser beam propagating through anisotropic turbulence

Italo Toselli, Olga Korotkova

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Abstract

In applications where a laser beam is propagated at high altitude or through layered zones of the atmosphere, there is a chance that atmospheric turbulence cells are not isotropic. In this paper we analytically describe how the spread of a laser beam is affected by anisotropic eddies of optical turbulence. We show that anisotropic turbulence is responsible for an elliptical beam spread and beam wander over the planes x-y, orthogonal to the direction of propagation z.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9614
ISBN (Print)9781628417807
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventLaser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans IV - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2015Aug 12 2015

Other

OtherLaser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/10/158/12/15

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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