Accession Number:

ADA001222

Title:

Field Fluctuations of a Laser Beam Propagating in a Turbulent Atmosphere,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Using the approximating method of smooth perturbations, the variance, correlation, and structural functions of the fluctuations of the logarithm of the amplitude and phase of a laser beam propagating in a turbulent atmosphere were analyzed numerically as a function of the dimensions of the emitting aperture, the focussing radiation conditions, and the coordinates of the observation points in the plane perpendicular to the beam axis.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE