Accession Number:

ADA018061

Title:

Optical Beam Propagation in Turbulent Media

Descriptive Note:

Physical sciences research papers

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-13

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The most recent developments on the propagation of microwave and optical beams in turbulent media, such as the clear atmosphere are discussed. Among the phenomena considered are beam spreading, beam wander, loss of coherence, scintillations, angle-of-arrival variations, and short pulse effects. Also included is a discussion of methods of compensation of the effect of turbulence on communications and imaging systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE