Accession Number : ADA315828

Title :   Turbulence Effects in a Folded Path,

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

Personal Author(s) : Zhengfang, Song

PDF Url : ADA315828

Report Date : 26 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This article discusses intensity fluctuations when laser light propagates in folded light paths as well as the properties of such turbulence effects as beam spread, spot quiver, path length fluctuations, and so on. Theoretical results clearly show that, when use is made of different reflectors--compared to direct light paths--one has the existence of amplification phenomena or self-compensation phenomena. This article also analyzes the mechanisms associated with the production of these phenomena.

Descriptors :   *TURBULENCE, *LASER BEAMS, LIGHT SCATTERING, TURBULENT FLOW, LASER APPLICATIONS, FLOW FIELDS, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, TRANSLATIONS, CHINA, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE