Accession Number:

AD0734798

Title:

Effects of Turbulence Instabilities on Laser Propagation

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 9 Jun-8 Sep 1971

Corporate Author:

RCA LABS PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

When images are formed from laser beams propagating through turbulent air, a variety of scintillation phenomena occurs beam wander, intensity fluctuations, hot- and cold-spot formation, image blurring, spot broadening, etc. The purpose of this project is to study these effects analytically, and thus to interpret measurements and predict performance in future laser systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE