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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1982
  • pp: 3002–3004

Intensity statistics for propagation through a turbulent layer

G. C. Valley and W. P. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 3002-3004 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.21.003002


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Abstract

The results of a Monte Carlo calculation of the probability distribution of the far-field irradiance produced by a thin turbulent layer placed in front of a finite-aperture transmitter are discussed. These results clearly show that Rice-Nakagami and other well-known distributions such as the lognormal distribution are inapplicable to this problem.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1982
Published: August 15, 1982

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G. C. Valley and W. P. Brown, "Intensity statistics for propagation through a turbulent layer," Appl. Opt. 21, 3002-3004 (1982)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-21-16-3002


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