Abstract

Diffraction-limited low power laser beams at 1.06 and 3.8 μm were focused by a 91-cm diam aperture onto a receiver located 10.5 km away on a low slant angle path over a desert basin. The analysis of beam areas and turbulence levels was used to determine a new scaling law for tilt-corrected turbulence-induced beam spread.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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