Aperture averaging effects on the probability density of irradiance fluctuations in moderate-to-strong turbulence
Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 11, pp. 2099-2108 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.002099
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Abstract
The lognormal (LN) and gamma–gamma (GG) distributions are compared to simulated and experimental data of the irradiance fluctuations of a Gaussian beam wave propagating through the atmosphere along a horizontal path, near the ground, in the moderate-to-strong turbulence regime. Irradiance data were collected simultaneously at three receiving apertures of different sizes. Atmospheric parameters were inferred from the measurements and scintillation theory and were used to develop the parameters for the theoretical probability density functions. Numerical simulations were produced with the same
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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(290.5930) Scattering : Scintillation
ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2006
Published: March 20, 2007
Citation
Frida Strömqvist Vetelino, Cynthia Young, Larry Andrews, and Jaume Recolons, "Aperture averaging effects on the probability density of irradiance fluctuations in moderate-to-strong turbulence," Appl. Opt. 46, 2099-2108 (2007)
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