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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1976
  • pp: 2913–2916

Enhanced focal-plane irradiance in the presence of thermal blooming

C. Yeh, J. E. Pearson, and W. P. Brown, Jr  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2913-2916 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.15.002913


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Abstract

The use of multiple transmitter beams is shown to significantly increase the peak focal-plane irradiance that can be achieved in the presence of thermal blooming. Computer simulation studies of the beam propagation problem show over a factor of 2 increase in the irradiance of a single beam and a factor of 9 increase when three coherent beams are focused on the same target spot. Preliminary experimental results with three mutually noncoherent, nonoverlapping beams are in qualitative agreement with the computer simulation.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 19, 1975
Published: November 1, 1976

Citation
C. Yeh, J. E. Pearson, and W. P. Brown, "Enhanced focal-plane irradiance in the presence of thermal blooming," Appl. Opt. 15, 2913-2916 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-15-11-2913

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