Vol. 1, issue 09, article # 4

Banakh V. A., Smalikho I. N. Random Laser Beam Displacements in a Turbulent Atmosphere in the Presence of Thermal Blooming. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1988. V. 1. No. 09. P. 32-37.
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The variance of random partially coherent laser beam displacements in a turbulent atmosphere in the presence of thermal blooming is discussed. The variation of the propagation medium permittivity due to the laser-induced mean temperature gradient is shown to increase the random beam wander amplitude as compared to the linear case. Under certain conditions the laser-induced random temperature inhomogeneities caused by the turbulent mixing may further enhance the beam displacement variance.