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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1962–1969

Modeling turbulent wave-front phase as a fractional Brownian motion: a new approach

Darı́o G. Pérez, Luciano Zunino, and Mario Garavaglia  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 1962-1969 (2004)

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We introduce a new, general formalism to model the turbulent wave-front phase by using fractional Brownian motion processes. Moreover, it extends results to non-Kolmogorov turbulence. In particular, generalized expressions for the Strehl ratio and the angle-of-arrival variance are obtained. These are dependent on the dynamic state of the turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2004
Published: October 1, 2004

Darı́o G. Pérez, Luciano Zunino, and Mario Garavaglia, "Modeling turbulent wave-front phase as a fractional Brownian motion: a new approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1962-1969 (2004)

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