Accession Number:

AD0854747

Title:

Laser Beams in Atmospheric Turbulence: A Review,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the published literature on the interactions of atmospheric turbulence with laser beams. Mechanisms contributing to turbulence are discussed, and the principal effects on laser beams are presented in such a way as to be useful in systems design. Scattering is not covered absorption at 10.6 microns is treated in an appendix, as is the controversy surrounding the Rytov approximation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE