Beam propagation through the atmosphere using higher order Hermite-Gaussian modes in some cases is less sensitive to refractive index fluctuations than the lowest order Gaussian laser beam. Accurate optical cross-hairs result.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
J. Halbrooks and E. Garmire, "Reducing effect of atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in beam propagation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA10.
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