Amplitude distributions produced by a novel reflective membrane optical scintillator (RMOS) showed excellent statistical agreement with experimental field data taken from actual atmospheric measurements. Laboratory simulated atmospheric turbulence using RMOS was found to have a log–normal amplitude distribution. This included two test cases representing subsets of real weak turbulence and moderate turbulence regimes.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1989
Published: February 20, 1990
Jack H. Parker and Mohammad A. Karim, "Reflective membrane optical scintillator: design and characterization," Appl. Opt. 29, 817-821 (1990)