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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1992
  • pp: 1286–1293

Covariance of the received intensity of a partially coherent laser speckle pattern in the turbulent atmosphere

V. S. Rao Gudimetla, J. Fred Holmes, M. E. Fossey, and P. A. Pincus  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1286-1293 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.001286


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Abstract

A theoretical expression for the covariance of the received intensity of a partially coherent laser speckle pattern after propagation through the turbulent atmosphere is developed. It is shown that the atmospheric perturbation on a partially coherent speckle pattern can be decomposed into a coherent term and an incoherent term. The dependence of contributions of these components on the level of turbulence, vacuum speckle-contrast ratio, and detector spacing is studied in detail and the results are compared with the available experimental data.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 1990
Published: March 20, 1992

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V. S. Rao Gudimetla, J. Fred Holmes, M. E. Fossey, and P. A. Pincus, "Covariance of the received intensity of a partially coherent laser speckle pattern in the turbulent atmosphere," Appl. Opt. 31, 1286-1293 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-9-1286


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