The book introduces optical wave propagation in the irregular turbulent atmosphere and the relations to laser beam and LIDAR applications for both optical communication and imaging. It examines atmosphere fundamentals, structure, and content. It explains specific situations occurring in the irregular atmosphere and for specific natural phenomena that affect optical ray and laser beam propagation. It emphasizes how to use LIDAR to investigate atmospheric phenomena and predict primary parameters of the irregular turbulent atmosphere and suggests what kinds of optical devices to operate in different atmospheric situations to minimize the deleterious effects of natural atmospheric phenomena.
Atmosphere Fundamentals; Nathan Blaunstein and Natan Kopeika
Basic Aspects of Optical Wave Propagation; Nathan Blaunstein and Natan Kopeika
Atmospheric Turbulence in the Anisotropic Boundary Layer; V. V. Nosov
Nonlinear Propagation of Laser Radiation in the Atmosphere; A. Zemlyanov
Peculiarities of Propagation of Ultrashort Laser Pulses and their Use in Atmospheric Sensing; G. G. Matviekno and A. YA. Sukhanov
Isoplanarity Problem in Vision Theory; V. V. Below and M. V. Tarasenkov