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The Significance Of The Class Of K-Distributions
Author(s): Ronald L Phillips; Larry C Andrews
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Paper Abstract

The statistical fluctuations developed by an optical wave, after passing through atmospheric turbulence, have a non-Gaussian nature. The detected optical intensity appears to have two separate time scales of fluctuations. This paper discusses a plausible physical model for the turbulence scattering of an optical wave that would give rise to a two-time scale fluctuation. The K distribution, H-K distribution and I-K distribution are analyzed as to the possible scattering conditions, by turbulence, these distributions represent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0926, Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering, (10 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945753
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Ronald L Phillips, University of Central Florida (United States)
Larry C Andrews, University of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0926:
Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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