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A "Splitting Source" Model For The Statistics Of Irradiance Scintillations
Author(s): N. Ben-Yosef; E. Goldner
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Paper Abstract

The problem of the probability density function (PDF) of the irradiance fluctuations of an electromagnetic wave propagating through a turbulent atmosphere is being investigated for several decades. Tatarskii and deWolf succesfully investigated the cases of weak and very strong turbulence. The intermediate regime still imposes a number of physical questions in spite of considerable progress in the last few years. Many models have been proposed and studied [1-7], none is complete and some of them impose difficulties in understanding the physics of the process.

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967190
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N. Ben-Yosef, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
E. Goldner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age
Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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