OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 67, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1073–1080

On the theory of spatially limited light beam displacements in a randomly inhomogeneous medium

V. L. Mironov and V. V. Nosov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 8, pp. 1073-1080 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.67.001073


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (880 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The asymptotic theory of displacements of spatially limited light beams propagating through the turbulent atmosphere is developed as a Markovian process approximation. The asymptotic representations for variance of beam displacements corresponding to small and large values of the structure function of phase fluctuations of a spherical wave calculated for the transmitter diameter are obtained. (Phase structure function characterizes the intensity of turbulent pulsations of a medium dielectric constant along the path.) The dependence of the displacement variance on the path length is investigated. The final dimensions of the outer scale of atmospheric turbulence are taken into account. In contrast to previous papers, for the second moment of intensity the expression is used which is obtained using the Huygens-Fresnel principle for smooth inhomogeneous media. This procedure enables one to determine more accurately the field of applicability of the results previously obtained and to explain the observed disagreement of experimental data with that obtained theoretically. The saturation effect of variance of angular displacements with the path length increase was observed.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Citation
V. L. Mironov and V. V. Nosov, "On the theory of spatially limited light beam displacements in a randomly inhomogeneous medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1073-1080 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-67-8-1073


Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. V. I. Klyatskin and V. I. Tatarski, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 13, 1061 (1970).
  2. A. I. Kon, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 13, 61 (1970).
  3. V. I. Klyatskin and A. I. Kon, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 15, 1381 (1972).
  4. A. I. Kon, V. L. Mironov, and V. V. Nosov, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 17, 1501 (1974).
  5. A. M. Prokhorov, F. B. Bunkin, K. S. Gochelashvili, and V. I. Shishov, Usp. Fiz. Nauk 114, 415 (1974).
  6. R. J. Cook, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 942 (1975).
  7. E. I. Gelfer, A. I. Kon, and A. M. Cheremukhin, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 16, 245 (1973).
  8. V. L. Mironov and V. V. Nosov, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 17, 247 (1974).
  9. M. A. Kallistratova and V. V. Pokasov, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 14, 1200 (1971).
  10. E. I. Gelfer, N. I. Murav'ev, S. E. Finkelshtein, and A. M. Cheremulkhin, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 14, 1838 (1971).
  11. V. Ya. S'edin, Candidate's Dissertation (Tomsk, Tomsk State University, 1973).
  12. Yu. A. Kravtsov and Z. I. Feizulin, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 12, 886 (1969).
  13. V. A. Banakh, G. M. Krekov, and V. L. Mironov, Izv. Vuz. SSSR, ser. Radiofizika 17, 252 (1974).
  14. V. A. Banakh, G. M. Krekov, V. L. Mironov, S. S. Khmelevtsov, and R. Sh. Tsvik, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 516 (1974).
  15. V. A. Banakh and V. L. Mironov, Quant. Electron. 2, 2163 (1975).
  16. V. I. Tatarski, Rasprostranenie voln v turbulentnoi atmosfere (English transl., Wave Propagation in the Turbulent Atmosphere) (Nauka, Moscow, 1967).
  17. W. P. Brown, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1051 (1971).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited