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)