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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 10, 2004
  • pp: 373–375

Aperture-averaging effects for weak to strong scintillations in turbulent atmosphere

Yixin Zhang, Tuo Zhu, and Chunkan Tao  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 2, Issue 7, pp. 373-375 (2004)

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Under the approximations of (1) the received irradiance fluctuations of an optical wave caused by small scale turbulent eddies are multiplicatively modulated by the fluctuations caused by large scale turbulent eddies; (2) the scintillations caused by small- and large-scale eddies, respectively, are statistically independent; (3) the Rytov method for optical scintillation collected by the finite-diameter receiving aperture is valid for light wave propagation under weak to saturation fluctuation regime, we develop the applicable aperture-averaging analytic formulas in the week-to-strong-fluctuation for the scintillations of plane and spherical waves, which include the outer- and inner-scale rules of turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence

Yixin Zhang, Tuo Zhu, and Chunkan Tao, "Aperture-averaging effects for weak to strong scintillations in turbulent atmosphere," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 373-375 (2004)

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