We have developed a methodology, successful at predicting key parameters in propagating 1.55 micron laser beams over distances from 10 km to 200 km, including estimating the effectiveness of adaptive optics systems at both end of these links.
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(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.1285) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric correction
H. A. Pike, L. Stotts, P. Kolodzy, and M. Northcott, "Parameter Estimates For Free Space Optical Communications," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LWB3.
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