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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 547–549

General optical scintillation in turbulent atmosphere

Ruizhong Rao  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 547-549 (2008)

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A general expression of the scintillation index is proposed for optical wave propagating in turbulent atmosphere under arbitrary fluctuation conditions. The expression depends on extreme behaviors of the scintillation indices under both weak and strong fluctuations. The maximum scintillation index in the onset region and the corresponding Rytov index can be evaluated from the general expression. Plane and spherical waves in the cases of zero and non-zero turbulence inner scale are given as examples for illustration of the general behaviors of scintillation indices.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence

Ruizhong Rao, "General optical scintillation in turbulent atmosphere," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 547-549 (2008)

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