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Laser radar in turbulent atmosphere: effect of target with arbitrary roughness on second- and fourth-order statistics of Gaussian beam
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Paper Abstract

Analytic expressions for the mutual coherence function and the scintillation index of the lowest order Gaussian beam as a function of target roughness are developed for a bistatic configuration in weak and strong atmospheric turbulence. Results are based on Rytov theory and Kolmogorov spectrum model. The surface roughness is modeled by a thin complex phase screen with a Gaussian spectrum. The limiting cases of perfectly smooth and Lambertian targets are deduced. The particular cases of incident spherical and plane waves are also considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5086, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII, (21 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486785
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Olga Korotkova, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Larry C. Andrews, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald L. Phillips, Florida Space Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5086:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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