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Phase fluctuations in moderate to strong turbulence
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Paper Abstract

Recently, new theory governing laser beam scintillation was developed for all regimes of optical turbulence. This theory is based on the Rytov approximation but modified with a filter function that eliminates intermediate scale sizes that do not contribute to the refractive and diffractive effects of propagation. This modification extends the validity of the Rytov approximation into moderate to strong regimes as evidenced by the agreement with simulations and experimental data. In this paper we apply this theory to the phase covariance and new expressions governing phase fluctuations are presented. The phase structure function is then compared with previous experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4976, Atmospheric Propagation, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479205
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Cynthia Y. Young, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Aaron J. Masino, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Fredrick Thomas, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4976:
Atmospheric Propagation
Cynthia Y. Young; John S. Stryjewski, Editor(s)

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