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
Original Manuscript: June 12, 1980
Published: July 1, 1981
John C. Matter and Robert G. Bradley, "Optical pulse propagation through clouds," Appl. Opt. 20, 2220-2228 (1981)