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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1996
  • pp: 6522–6526

Two-frequency mutual coherence function of a Gaussian beam pulse in weak optical turbulence: an analytic solution

C. Y. Young, A. Ishimaru, and L. C. Andrews  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 33, pp. 6522-6526 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.006522


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Abstract

Pulse propagation in a random medium is studied through the calculation of the two-frequency mutual coherence function. An exact integral representation is formulated for the two-frequency mutual coherence function of a Gaussian beam pulse propagating in a weakly fluctuating random medium. Based on the modified von Karman spectrum for refractive-index fluctuations, an analytic approximation to the integral representation is presented and compared with exact numerical results.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 1996
Published: November 20, 1996

Citation
C. Y. Young, A. Ishimaru, and L. C. Andrews, "Two-frequency mutual coherence function of a Gaussian beam pulse in weak optical turbulence: an analytic solution," Appl. Opt. 35, 6522-6526 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-33-6522


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