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)