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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1995
  • pp: 2089–2101

Simulation of wave propagation in three-dimensional random media

Wm. A. Coles, J. P. Filice, R. G. Frehlich, and M. Yadlowsky  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 2089-2101 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.002089


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Abstract

Quantitative error analyses for the simulation of wave propagation in three-dimensional random media, when narrow angular scattering is assumed, are presented for plane-wave and spherical-wave geometry. This includes the errors that result from finite grid size, finite simulation dimensions, and the separation of the two-dimensional screens along the propagation direction. Simple error scalings are determined for power-law spectra of the random refractive indices of the media. The effects of a finite inner scale are also considered. The spatial spectra of the intensity errors are calculated and compared with the spatial spectra of intensity. The numerical requirements for a simulation of given accuracy are determined for realizations of the field. The numerical requirements for accurate estimation of higher moments of the field are less stringent.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 1993
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 1994
Published: April 20, 1995

Citation
Wm. A. Coles, J. P. Filice, R. G. Frehlich, and M. Yadlowsky, "Simulation of wave propagation in three-dimensional random media," Appl. Opt. 34, 2089-2101 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-34-12-2089


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