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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1084–1095

Statistics of irradiance scattered from a diffuse target containing multiple glints

C. M. McIntyre, Myung Hun Lee, and J. H. Churnside  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 9, pp. 1084-1095 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.70.001084


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Abstract

The study of the statistical effects of atmospheric turbulence on coherent radiation scattered from a diffuse target is extended, both theoretically and experimentally, to include the effects of target glint. Theoretically, expressions are developed for the first- and second-order moments of irradiance for targets containing multiple glints. The expression for the normalized variance of irradiance for a diffuse target with a single glint illuminated by a coherent source over a horizontal atmospheric path is evaluated numerically for comparison with experimental results. Experimental measurements of both the variance and covariance of irradiance for a coherent source illuminating a diffuse target containing a single glint are presented.

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C. M. McIntyre, Myung Hun Lee, and J. H. Churnside, "Statistics of irradiance scattered from a diffuse target containing multiple glints," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1084-1095 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-70-9-1084


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