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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1287–1292

Evaluation of the scintillation factor for laser hazard analysis

John A. Hermann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 1287-1292 (1990)

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A simple technique is described for calculating the maximum scintillation factor in a statistical model of optical beam propagation within the atmosphere. This enables laser safety analyses to be performed within a semideterministic framework.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 2, 1988
Published: March 20, 1990

John A. Hermann, "Evaluation of the scintillation factor for laser hazard analysis," Appl. Opt. 29, 1287-1292 (1990)

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