Accession Number : ADA309749

Title :   Scintillation and Dancing of Laser Beam Propagation in Marine Atmosphere,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Yang, Gaochao ; Han, Shouchung ; Liu, Xiaochung ; Shao, Shisheng ; Hu, Ming

PDF Url : ADA309749

Report Date : 17 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In this paper, experimental results of intensity fluctuation (scintillation) and dancing (angle-of-arrival fluctuation and isoplanaric angle) of laser beam at Dawanshan islands are reported. The results are comparied with the data of turbulent intensity measured simultaneously. It is indicated that the turbulence in marine atmosphere of the South China Sea during late autumn and early winter is rather violent, and its effect on laser propagation is remarkable.

Descriptors :   *LIGHT TRANSMISSION, ANGLE OF ARRIVAL, TURBULENCE, LASER BEAMS, MARINE ATMOSPHERES, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, TRANSLATIONS, CHINA, SCINTILLATION, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE