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Recent results on optical scintillation in the presence of beam wander
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss some recent results concerning beam wander-induced scintillation of a Gaussian-beam wave along a horizontal path with constant C2n and also from ground to space, the latter based on the Hufnagle-Valley C2n. We consider cases of tracked beams and untracked beams, both of which involve a certain amount of beam wander. Theoretical models of scintillation and corresponding probability density function (pdf) models are compared with simulation data over a broad range of beam diameters. We include both collimated and focused beams. For the uplink from ground to space path, we also examine some fade statistics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2008
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, 687802 (7 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.768231
Show Author Affiliations
Larry C. Andrews, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Florida Space Institute, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald L. Phillips, Florida Space Institute, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6878:
Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II
Olga Korotkova, Editor(s)

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