Accession Number:

ADA315828

Title:

Turbulence Effects in a Folded Path,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This article discusses intensity fluctuations when laser light propagates in folded light paths as well as the properties of such turbulence effects as beam spread, spot quiver, path length fluctuations, and so on. Theoretical results clearly show that, when use is made of different reflectors--compared to direct light paths--one has the existence of amplification phenomena or self-compensation phenomena. This article also analyzes the mechanisms associated with the production of these phenomena.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE