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Effect Of Source Statistics On The Irradiance Scintillations In Turbulence
Author(s): M. A. Plonus; S. J. Wang; C. C. Liu
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a closed-form expression for the intensity variance of a spatially partially coherent source with a finite aperture. For the partially coherent source pair-correlated field statistics and Gaussian-phase statistics are introduced and the results compared. It is found that pair-correlated field statistics for the source are in good agreement with expected results for coherent and incoherent sources, while Gaussian phase statistics give unreasonably high scintillation results for incoherent sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0410, Laser Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935757
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Plonus, Northwestern University (United States)
S. J. Wang, Northwestern University (United States)
C. C. Liu, Northwestern University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0410:
Laser Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere
John Carl Leader, Editor(s)

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