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Effect of weather on the parameters of short laser pulses reflected from the atmosphere

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The present work experimentally studies transformation (amplitude, length, and shape) of short laser pulses after their interaction with the atmosphere in the winter-spring season. The pulses were generated by a CuBr vapor laser. Optical signals reflected by a fixed scattering volume were recorded by and received directly on a digital oscilloscope capable of averaging them. Data on correlations between pulse amplitudes and weather conditions have been obtained, as well as pulse shapes and lengths.

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Original Russian Text © B.D. Borisov, V.V. Belov, 2011, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Borisova, B.D., Belov, V.V. Effect of weather on the parameters of short laser pulses reflected from the atmosphere. Atmos Ocean Opt 24, 411 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856011050034

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Keywords

  • Pulse Amplitude
  • Short Laser Pulse
  • Optical Communication System
  • Laser Communication
  • Free Space Optical Communication