Accession Number:

ADA014043

Title:

Influence of Beam Jitter on Thermal Blooming

Descriptive Note:

Semi-Annual technical rept., 6 Jan-30 Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Laboratory simulation experiments have been carried out to investigate the effects of beam jitter on the thermal blooming of a laser beam propagating in an absorbing medium with a transverse wind. Results obtained with a broadband, low pass white noise jitter frequency spectrum are in good agreement with the root-sum-square approach which considers the jitter and blooming effects to be independent. The effects of beam jitter on the scaling laws for thermal blooming are considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE