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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 6385–6391

Propagation of electromagnetic waves in Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence: three-layer altitude model

Arkadi Zilberman, Ephim Golbraikh, and Norman S. Kopeika  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 34, pp. 6385-6391 (2008)

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Turbulence properties of communication links (optical and microwave) in terms of log-amplitude variance are studied on the basis of a three-layer model of refractive index fluctuation spectrum in the free atmosphere. We suggest a model of turbulence spectra (Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov) changing with altitude on the basis of obtained experimental and theoretical data for turbulence profile in the troposphere and lower stratosphere.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2008
Published: November 24, 2008

Arkadi Zilberman, Ephim Golbraikh, and Norman S. Kopeika, "Propagation of electromagnetic waves in Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence: three-layer altitude model," Appl. Opt. 47, 6385-6391 (2008)

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