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, in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) environment, are carried out. Comparison of the results based on the refractive-index structure parameter as predicted by a Hufnagel–Valley model and based on data taken at a recent campaign of measurements and high-resolution numerical simulations shows that the jet-stream can significantly affect the intensity distribution and spreading of the beam, especially at high zenith angles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-702
Number of pages11
JournalWaves in Random and Complex Media
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

Keywords

  • Atmosphere/ionosphere
  • Propagation
  • Random media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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