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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1978
  • pp: 1286–1289

Detector nonlinearity effects on the statistics of a fluctuating signal

A. Consortini and L. Ronchi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1286-1289 (1978)

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The effect of the detector nonlinearity on the statistics of a fluctuating signal is evaluated. The input signal is assumed to be log-normally distributed, which is of interest in the study of the laser propagation through the turbulent atmosphere. Both detector threshold and saturation effects are taken into account.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 16, 1977
Published: April 15, 1978

A. Consortini and L. Ronchi, "Detector nonlinearity effects on the statistics of a fluctuating signal," Appl. Opt. 17, 1286-1289 (1978)

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