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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2498–2502

Refractive turbulence effects on truncated Gaussian beam heterodyne lidar

Rom Murty  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2498-2502 (1984)

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A monostatic heterodyne lidar performance model is formulated to study the combined effects of beam truncation and refractive turbulence in the weak scintillation regime. The results show that there is a loss of signal power due to beam truncation and coherence loss, but there is also an enhancement of signal power due to log-amplitude covariance in suitable conditions of long paths with weak turbulence.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 27, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984

Rom Murty, "Refractive turbulence effects on truncated Gaussian beam heterodyne lidar," Appl. Opt. 23, 2498-2502 (1984)

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