Pulsed Laser Backscatter
OPTICAL SCIENCES CO PLACENTIA CA
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In certain remote sensing applications, it is of interest to determine the power backscattered from air molecules when a pulsed laser beam propagates through the atmosphere. Our primary concern here is the interaction between the laser pulse and the atmosphere at altitudes above the region where turbulence effects are appreciable. The analysis indicates that a significant fraction of the laser pulse is backscattered into a 1 m2 detector if the pulse is observed as it propagates from an altitude of 20 km to an altitude of 30 km. Analysis and numerical results are presented.
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