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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1358–1363

Narrow beams in scattering media: the advanced small-angle approximation

Yaroslaw A. Ilyushin and Vladimir P. Budak  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 1358-1363 (2011)

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The problem of the propagation of narrow radiation beams in a scattering medium is considered. The previously formulated small-angle approximation solution accounting for the path length spread is further developed. The numerical scheme for practical calculations is implemented, and the simulation results are presented and discussed. Applicability of the new solution to certain problems of optical communications and data transfer techniques is shown.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2011
Published: June 6, 2011

Yaroslaw A. Ilyushin and Vladimir P. Budak, "Narrow beams in scattering media: the advanced small-angle approximation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1358-1363 (2011)

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