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Demonstration of non-log normal irradiance behavior in weakly-scintillated beams via simulation data
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Paper Abstract

The two approximate solutions to the stochastic wave equation governing propagation through atmospheric turbulence applicable in weak scintillation conditions are reviewed. Then, an extensive set of numerical solutions are shown to test the ability of the 2 approximate solutions in predicting scintillation and the irradiance probability density function for a wide variety of beam propagation examples. The non-log normal irradiance behavior associated with one of the approximate solutions is noted and verified by the numerical data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6551, Atmospheric Propagation IV, 65510C (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719614
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Gary J. Baker, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Kevin R. Bock, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6551:
Atmospheric Propagation IV
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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