Vol. 11, issue 01, article # 5

Kandidov V. P., Tamarov M. P., Shlyonov S. A. Influence of the atmospheric turbulence outer scale on the variance of a laser beam gravity center shifts. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1998. V. 11. No. 01. P. 23-29. PDF
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Wandering and turbulent broadening of a laser beam is studied by the Monte Carlo method. Phase screens constructed by the modified subharmonic method are used to simulate atmospheric turbulence. The outer scale of atmospheric turbulence reproduced by a phase screen is estimated. The results of statistical experiments for propagation of collimated and focused laser beams are compared with the analytical estimates and data of field experiments.