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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1981
  • pp: 2220–2228

Optical pulse propagation through clouds

John C. Matter and Robert G. Bradley  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 2220-2228 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.002220


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Abstract

The cloud impulse response (spatial and temporal) to optical pulse propagation has been measured. Experimental data are reported for the radiance function, pulse stretching, and (the first published) delay time. The results have been confirmed by Monte Carlo modeling. A geometric scattering model is presented explaining the temporal results for the test conditions.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 1980
Published: July 1, 1981

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John C. Matter and Robert G. Bradley, "Optical pulse propagation through clouds," Appl. Opt. 20, 2220-2228 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-13-2220


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