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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2180–2187

Beam scintillations for ground-to-space propagation. Part 2: Gaussian beam scintillation

Mikhail Charnotskii  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 2180-2187 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.002180


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Abstract

On the basis of the analytic techniques presented in the first of these two companion papers [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2169 (2010) ] we present the complete asymptotic analysis of the axial beam scintillation index for coherent Gaussian beams on the ground-to-space propagation paths. The ratio of turbulence layer thickness to overall propagation path length contributes an additional small parameter to the analysis. We show that it is possible to use three dimensionless parameters to describe the problem and that the general arrangement of the asymptotic regions established in our earlier work [ Waves Random Media 4, 243 (1994) ]) is preserved. We find that on a slant propagation path, collimated beams can experience the unusual double-scattering-dominated scintillation found originally for focused beams.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(290.5930) Scattering : Scintillation
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2010
Published: September 16, 2010

Citation
Mikhail Charnotskii, "Beam scintillations for ground-to-space propagation. Part 2: Gaussian beam scintillation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2180-2187 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-10-2180

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