Accession Number:

ADA014433

Title:

Propagation of Multiwavelength Laser Radiation through Atmospheric Turbulence

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 1 Sep 1974-31 Mar 1975

Corporate Author:

OREGON GRADUATE CENTER BEAVERTON

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This report describes recent progress and ongoing efforts on several topics in optical propagation through atmospheric turbulence. In Section II, are described some further results on the short-term statistics of turbulence and scintillation, which supplement the detailed treatment given in the preceding report on this program. In Section III, the authors discuss a new topic, the conditional fading statistics of a scintillating signal or target illumination, in which the state of the channel is investigated immediately following the onset of a good interval. Finally, in Section IV the authors describe new experimental work and facilities, including multiwavelength target-irradiance investigations with beam-wander cancelling tracker very-long-path or strong- scattering scintillation phenomena, and other areas of interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE