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 Cn2 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 publicationAtmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 31 2008
EventAtmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2008Jan 22 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6878
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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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 Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II [68780J] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6878). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.765259