Vol. 16, issue 04, article # 10

pdf Vorob'ev V. V., Osipov V. M., Rezunkov Yu. A. Estimations of the effects of the middle atmosphere on the transmission of a high-power laser beam. Part 1. The atmospheric model, the influence of nonlinear effects on the transmission of the Gaussian and super-Gaussian laser beams . // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2003. V. 16. No. 04. P. 333-339.
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On the basis of analytical overview of the present-day models of aerosol and gas components of the atmosphere, the model has been developed to calculate the laser radiation transmission at altitudes higher than 10 km, and the coefficients of extinction, absorption, and scattering of laser radiation are determined for the cases of vertical and slant atmospheric paths. The conditions are formulated for the parameters of Gaussian and super-Gaussian beams when the distortions due to the nonlinear effects of the interaction of a laser pulse with the upper atmosphere can be neglected.