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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 148–154

Analytical expressions for the log-amplitude correlation function for spherical wave propagation through anisotropic non-Kolmogorov atmosphere

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


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 148-154 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.000148


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Abstract

An analytical expression for the log-amplitude correlation function based on the Rytov approximation is derived for spherical wave propagation through an anisotropic non-Kolmogorov refractive turbulent atmosphere. The expression reduces correctly to the previously published analytic expressions for the case of spherical wave propagation through isotropic Kolmogorov turbulence. These results agree well with a wave-optics simulation based on the more general Fresnel approximation, as well as with numerical evaluations, for low-to-moderate strengths of turbulence. 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: September 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2013
Published: December 18, 2013

Citation
V. S. Rao Gudimetla, Richard B. Holmes, and Jim F. Riker, "Analytical expressions for the log-amplitude correlation function for spherical wave propagation through anisotropic non-Kolmogorov atmosphere," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 148-154 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-1-148


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