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Phase screen simulations of laser propagation through non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence
Author(s): V. S. Rao Gudimetla; Richard B. Holmes; Thomas C. Farrell; Jacob Lucas
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Paper Abstract

Phase Screen simulations for laser propagation through non-Kolmogorov turbulence are presented and the results for scintillation index and correlation functions for the intensity are compared with the theory at low turbulence levels at selected non-Kolmogorov exponents. Additional simulation results are presented the strong turbulence region. In particular, effects of transitioning from Kolmogorov to non-Kolmogorov turbulence using their spectral equivalence at the Fresnel scale (as suggested in the literature) on the scintillation index and correlation functions at the receiver are examined for two example paths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8038, Atmospheric Propagation VIII, 803808 (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887595
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V. S. Rao Gudimetla, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Richard B. Holmes, Boeing LTS Inc. (United States)
Thomas C. Farrell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jacob Lucas, Boeing LTS Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8038:
Atmospheric Propagation VIII
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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