Atmospheric Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams



Starting from the invention of LASER in the early 1960s, laser radiation propagation in the atmosphere has been the subject of intensive research. The high spatial and time coherence of laser sources makes their application attractive for communication, location, geodesy, and high-energy transmission over long distances. Laser sources are widely used for exploring the atmosphere, in particular, its gas composition and pollution, velocities of air and sea flows, and features of the land and sea surface.


Attenuation Coefficient Optical Depth Adaptive Optic Stagnation Zone Adaptive Optical System 
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  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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