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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002559


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
J. H. Churnside and H. T. Yura, "Speckle statistics of atmospherically backscattered laser light," Appl. Opt. 22, 2559-2565 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-17-2559


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