Vol. 20, issue 11, article # 1

Banakh V.A., Rytchkov D.S., Zhmylevski V.V., Morozov V.V. Mean power of a partly coherent laser beam scattered at an atmospheric layer. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2007. V. 20. No. 11. P. 867-872.
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Abstract:

The mean power of a partly coherent laser beam scattered at an aerosol atmospheric layer is analyzed numerically. The combined transceiving optical scheme with a circular exit aperture and a round receiving aperture is considered. It is shown that the mean power of the scattered radiation depends on the initial spatial coherence of the beam and varies with distance to the scattering layer because of diffraction at the exit aperture.

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