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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2559–2565

Speckle statistics of atmospherically backscattered laser light

J. H. Churnside and H. T. Yura  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 17, pp. 2559-2565 (1983)

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The speckle pattern produced in laser light that has been backscattered by atmospheric aerosols is considered. The spatiotemporal correlation properties both of the optical field amplitudes and of the optical intensities are described. Analytical expressions are presented for the special cases of illumination by a short Gaussian pulse and by a cw source.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 28, 1983
Published: September 1, 1983

J. H. Churnside and H. T. Yura, "Speckle statistics of atmospherically backscattered laser light," Appl. Opt. 22, 2559-2565 (1983)

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