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Phase Models For Weak Fluctuations
Author(s): L C Andrews; R. L. Phillips
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Paper Abstract

By building upon the compound field model that leads to the I-K distribution, we develop simple phase distribution models for an optical wave propagating through a turbulent medium that are applicable in weak turbulence regimes. In one case both the absolute phase and phase-difference distributions are closely approximated by the family of one-dimensional K distributions, while in another case the functional form of the phase distribution is that of a simple exponential function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0926, Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering, (10 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945754
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L C Andrews, University of Central Florida (United States)
R. L. Phillips, 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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