Time-dependent propagation of high energy laser beams through the atmosphere

  title={Time-dependent propagation of high energy laser beams through the atmosphere},
  author={J. Fleck and J. Morris and M. Feit},
  journal={Applied physics},
The computation of time-dependent three-space-dimensional laser beam propagation is described. The methods are applicable to the propagation of high energy laser beams through the atmosphere in the presence of a horizontal wind and turbulence for most situations of interest. Possible cases are propagation of cw beams through stagnation zones, multi-pulse propagation, including the self-consistent treatment of pulse self-blooming, and propagation involving transonic slewing. The solution of the… Expand
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