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)