The results of a Monte Carlo calculation of the probability distribution of the far-field irradiance produced by a thin turbulent layer placed in front of a finite-aperture transmitter are discussed. These results clearly show that Rice-Nakagami and other well-known distributions such as the lognormal distribution are inapplicable to this problem.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1982
Published: August 15, 1982
G. C. Valley and W. P. Brown, "Intensity statistics for propagation through a turbulent layer," Appl. Opt. 21, 3002-3004 (1982)