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The Effect Of Scattered Radiation On Capabilities Of Laser Beam Guidance Light & Engineering Vol. 28, No. 6

Light & Engineering 28 (6)

Volume 28
Date of publication 12/21/2020
Pages 110–117

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The Effect Of Scattered Radiation On Capabilities Of Laser Beam Guidance Light & Engineering Vol. 28, No. 6
Articles authors:
Gennady A. Kaloshin, Vladimir P. Budak, Sergey A. Shishkin, Vladislav V. Zhukov

Gennady A. Kaloshin, Ph.D (phys.-math.) He graduated from Tomsk State University with specialty in Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics in 1972. Leading Scientist Researcher of V.E. Zuev Atmospheric Optics Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Vladimir P. Budak, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor. He graduated from MPEI in 1981. Currently he is Editorin-Chief of Svetoekhnika / Light & Engineering Journals, Professor of Light and Engineering Department at NRU MPEI, and Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Electric Sciences

Sergey A. Shishkin is Leading engineer, Head of department. He graduated from Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics in 2000. He works at Joint Stock Company “Research Institute “Ekran”, Samara and V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS

Vladislav V. Zhukov graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk. Now he is engineer at Tomsk Polytechnic University

The paper discusses the possibility of remote detection of a continuous laser beam propagating in a scattering continental and coastal atmosphere, when it is recorded outside the axial zone. In the single scattering approximation, estimates of the radianceat the registration site are carried out, which are compared with the threshold characteristics of existing photodetectors in the visible and IR spectral regions. It is shown that the laser radiation (LR) of the beam is reliably recorded in the range of angles (0–180)° at metrological range of visibility equal (5–20) km at night conditions. At twilight, under the same conditions, detection capabilities are significantly reduced.
A significant increase of the LR beam radiance contrast with a decrease in its divergence has been shown experimentally in the field observations.
At twilight, a decrease in the beam’s radiance contrast is seen. A beam with a divergence equal to 2 ceases to be distinguishable at angles equal to (80–90)°, and a beam with a divergence of 4 – at angles (60–70)°.In this case, the contrast difference reaches up to 10 times.
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