Electro-optical propagation. Point and path-averaged transmission measurements
Paper presented at OPTRO 2018, 8th International Symposium on Optronics in Defence and Security, 6.-8. February 2018, Paris
The concentration and composition in the Earth's atmosphere varies substantially in space and time. Our efforts focus on assessing the impact of this inhomogeneity on the transmission over optical propagation links. In particular, we focus on the error that is made when assuming default aerosol properties, and we investigate the representativeness of point measurements for characterizing an optical link of multiple kilometres.