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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2074–2084

Two-frequency mutual coherence function of electromagnetic waves in random media: a path-integral variational solution

Alexandre V. Morozov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 2074-2084 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.002074


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Abstract

By use of path-integral methods, a general expression is obtained for the two-frequency, two-position mutual coherence function of an electromagnetic pulse propagating through turbulent atmosphere. This expression is valid for arbitrary models of refractive-index fluctuations, wide band pulses, and turbulence of arbitrary strength. The approach presented in this paper was examined in the cases of plane-wave, spherical wave, and Gaussian beam propagation in power-law turbulence and compared with existing numerical and exact results. A number of new results were obtained for the Gaussian beam pulse. Expressions derived here should be applicable to a wide range of practical pulse propagation problems.

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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
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2002
Published: October 1, 2002

Citation
Alexandre V. Morozov, "Two-frequency mutual coherence function of electromagnetic waves in random media: a path-integral variational solution," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2074-2084 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-10-2074

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