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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 553–563 | Cite as

Results of Acoustic Diagnostics of Atmospheric Boundary Layer in Estimation of the Turbulence Effect on Laser Beam Parameters

  • S. L. OdintsovEmail author
  • V. A. Gladkikh
  • A. P. Kamardin
  • I. V. Nevzorova
Optical Waves Propagation

Abstract

The coherence length and possible broadening of a laser beam in the atmospheric boundary layer under the effect of random inhomogeneities of the refractive index are estimated from experimental data of remote acoustic sounding. The possibility of significant loss of coherence and noticeable broadening of the laser beam due to turbulence in nighttime are noted.

Keywords

laser radiation atmospheric boundary layer turbulent distortions propagation sodar structural characteristics of refractive index 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Odintsov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. A. Gladkikh
    • 1
  • A. P. Kamardin
    • 1
  • I. V. Nevzorova
    • 1
  1. 1.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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