The effects of atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of pulsed laser beams

C. S. Gardner*, M. A. Plonus

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Abstract

The effects of turbulence on the propagation of pulsed laser beams are examined. Using the Rytov theory, general expressions for the pulse fluctuations are derived in terms of arbitrary beam geometries and pulse shapes. Physical interpretations of the pulse distortion and the effects of the beam geometry on the pulse statistics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalRadio Science
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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