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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 168–175

Coherent power measurement uncertainty resulting from atmospheric turbulence

Aniceto Belmonte  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 168-175 (2004)

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The simulation of beam propagation is used to examine the uncertainty inherent to the process of optical power measurement with a practical heterodyne lidar because of the presence of refractive turbulence. The approach has made possible the foremost study of the statistics of the coherent return fluctuations in the turbulent atmosphere for which there is no existing theory to be considered.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar

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Original Manuscript: December 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2003
Published: January 12, 2004

Aniceto Belmonte, "Coherent power measurement uncertainty resulting from atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 12, 168-175 (2004)

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