Vol. 2, issue 03, article # 8

pdf Buldakov V. M., Glushkov A. N., Pokasov V. V. Analysis of the effect of thermal self-action of a laser beam on echo-signal characteristics in the turbulent atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1989. V. 2. No. 03. P. 217-220.
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The paper presents the calculations of lidar return statistical characteristics in the image space behind a receiving lens made using the phase approximation of the Huygens-Kirchhoff method for a turbulent atmosphere when laser beam thermal self-action occurs. The expressions derived in this paper allow one to estimate the shifts of the image energetic center as well as the variations of the image sizes along and across the wind direction. It is shown in the paper for some particular case of a transmitter-receiver and atmospheric propagation conditions that the influence of atmospheric turbulence and nonlinearity on the lidar return is insignificant.


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