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Amplitude-phase ray in a randomly inhomogeneous medium
Author(s): V. V. Nosov
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear equation of amplitude-phase optical wave fluctuations in a randomly inhomogeneous medium is considered. The solution of the set of equations is obtained from integration along the vector characterization. In a small-angle approximation, the vector characterization is a normal to the phase front, therefore, it is called amplitude-phase ray (or ray, only). A nonlinear integral-differential equation is obtained for the average amplitude-phase ray in a turbulent-medium propagating Gaussian optical beam. It is shown that the average amplitude-phase ray agrees with the paraxial approximation for the average diffraction ray.

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Date Published: 14 February 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6936, Fourteenth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics, 69360U (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783170
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V. V. Nosov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6936:
Fourteenth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics

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