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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 14115–14122

Statistical analysis of measured free-space laser signal intensity over a 2.33 km optical path

Arnold Tunick  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 14115-14122 (2007)

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Experimental research is conducted to determine the characteristic behavior of high frequency laser signal intensity data collected over a 2.33 km optical path. Results focus mainly on calculated power spectra and frequency distributions. In addition, a model is 2 developed to calculate optical turbulence intensity (Cn 2) as a function of receiving and transmitting aperture diameter, log-amplitude variance, and path length. Initial comparisons of calculated to measured Cn 2 data are favorable. It is anticipated that this kind of signal data analysis will benefit laser communication systems development and testing at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and elsewhere.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and oceanic optics

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2007
Published: October 11, 2007

Arnold Tunick, "Statistical analysis of measured free-space laser signal intensity over a 2.33 km optical path," Opt. Express 15, 14115-14122 (2007)

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