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Optical Propagation Through Strong Turbulence
Author(s): Ronald L. Fante
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss how and why turbulence distorts the irradiance distribution and coherence properties of a light beam, with special emphasis on the irradiance scintillations in strong turbulence. This includes a discussion of the probability distribution of the scintillations, and the relationships among the source properties, receiver and turbulence strength in accounting for these scintillations. Finally, we indicate the extent to which adaptive techniques can be used to compensate for the effects produced by strong turbulence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1978
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere, (18 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956533
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Ronald L. Fante, Electromagnetic Sciences Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0142:
Optical Properties of the Atmosphere
Robert Sepucha, Editor(s)

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