Physics-based predictive modeling of atmospheric optical turbulence layers: Solution of paraxial wave equation for inhomogeneous media in linear and quadratic approximation

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Abstract

I review physics-based predictive modeling and novel multi-nesting computational techniques that resolve physical processes in shear-stratified atmospheric layers. Results on oscillating laser beams, spiral light beams and refractivity path bending for directed energy beams are predicted by solutions of the inhomogeneous paraxial wave equation in quadratic approximation. The effects of super-focusing and optical mirage phenomena induced by strong spatial variations of the mean-field refractive index are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2013
EventPropagation Through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence, pcDVT 2013 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 27 2013

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OtherPropagation Through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence, pcDVT 2013
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period6/23/136/27/13

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Wave equations
wave equations
Refractive index
Turbulence
Physics
turbulence
refractivity
physics
approximation
light beams
Laser beams
laser beams
shear
energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Physics-based predictive modeling of atmospheric optical turbulence layers : Solution of paraxial wave equation for inhomogeneous media in linear and quadratic approximation. / Mahalov, Alex.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2013.

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Mahalov, A 2013, Physics-based predictive modeling of atmospheric optical turbulence layers: Solution of paraxial wave equation for inhomogeneous media in linear and quadratic approximation. in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Propagation Through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence, pcDVT 2013, Arlington, VA, United States, 6/23/13.
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