The effect of the jet-stream on the intensity of laser beams propagating along slanted paths in the upper layers of the turbulent atmosphere

Olga Korotkova, Nathan Farwell

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Abstract

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 C n 2 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6878
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventAtmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2008Jan 22 2008

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OtherAtmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/21/081/22/08

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Laser beams
laser beams
atmospheres
tropopause
Upper atmosphere
Gaussian beams
zenith
stratosphere
valleys
Refractive index
refractivity

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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The effect of the jet-stream on the intensity of laser beams propagating along slanted paths in the upper layers of the turbulent atmosphere. / Korotkova, Olga; Farwell, Nathan.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6878 2008. 68780J.

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Korotkova, O & Farwell, N 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. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6878, 68780J, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/21/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.765259
Korotkova, Olga ; Farwell, Nathan. / The effect of the jet-stream on the intensity of laser beams propagating along slanted paths in the upper layers of the turbulent atmosphere. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6878 2008.
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