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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2622–2627

Analytical expressions for the log-amplitude correlation function for plane wave propagation in anisotropic non-Kolmogorov refractive turbulence

V. S. Rao Gudimetla, Richard B. Holmes, and Jim F. Riker  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 2622-2627 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.002622


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Abstract

An analytical expression for the log-amplitude correlation function for plane wave propagation through anisotropic non-Kolmogorov turbulent atmosphere is derived. The closed-form analytic results are based on the Rytov approximation. These results agree well with wave optics simulation based on the more general Fresnel approximation as well as with numerical evaluations, for low-to-moderate strengths of turbulence. The new expression reduces correctly to the previously published analytic expressions for the cases of plane wave propagation through both nonisotropic Kolmogorov turbulence and isotropic non-Kolmogorov turbulence cases. These results are useful for understanding the potential impact of deviations from the standard isotropic Kolmogorov spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: November 27, 2012

Citation
V. S. Rao Gudimetla, Richard B. Holmes, and Jim F. Riker, "Analytical expressions for the log-amplitude correlation function for plane wave propagation in anisotropic non-Kolmogorov refractive turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2622-2627 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-29-12-2622


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