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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2363–2370

Irradiance variance of optical waves through atmospheric turbulence by numerical simulation and comparison with experiment

Stanley M. Flatté, Guang-Yu Wang, and Jan Martin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 10, Issue 11, pp. 2363-2370 (1993)

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Irradiance variance for optical propagation through atmospheric turbulence is calculated by numerical simulation. Let l0 be the inner scale, Rf be the Fresnel scale, and β02 be the weak-fluctuation irradiance variance at zero inner scale. Then results in the strong-focusing regime just past the peak can be summarized by σI2 = 1.74 − 0.092β0 + 0.60(l0/Rf) for a plane wave and σI2 = 3.02 − 0.35β0 + 5.56(l0/Rf) for a point source. These numerical results are in excellent agreement with experimental results.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 2, 1993
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993

Stanley M. Flatté, Jan Martin, and Guang-Yu Wang, "Irradiance variance of optical waves through atmospheric turbulence by numerical simulation and comparison with experiment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 2363-2370 (1993)

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