Vol. 17, issue 10, article # 4

pdf Vostretsov N. A., Zhukov A. F. Experimental investigation into the effect of detector field of view on the variance of laser beam fluctuations in snowfalls (0.63 mm). // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2004. V. 17. No. 10. P. 736.
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The variance of beam fluctuations has been studied as a function of receiver field of view g for wide collimated and divergent beams in snowfalls. It has been found that as g varies from 0,9 x10-3 to 0.6 rad, the measured variance is independent of the receiver field of view.