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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 829–835

Angle of arrival fluctuations considering turbulence outer scale for optical waves’ propagation through moderate-to-strong non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Linyan Cui, Bindang Xue, Xiaoguang Cao, and Fugen Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 829-835 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.000829


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Abstract

Based on the generalized von Kármán spectrum and the extended Rytov theory, new analytic expressions for the variance of angle of arrival (AOA) fluctuations are derived for optical plane and spherical waves propagating through moderate-to-strong non-Kolmogorov turbulence with horizontal path. They consider finite turbulence outer scale and general spectral power law value, and cover a wide range of non-Kolmogorov turbulence strength. When the turbulence outer scale is set to infinite, the new expressions can reduce correctly to previously published analytic expressions [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 30 2188 (2013]. The final results show that the increased turbulence outer scale value enlarges the variance of AOA fluctuations greatly under moderate-to-strong (or strong) non-Kolmogorov turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2014
Published: March 27, 2014

Citation
Linyan Cui, Bindang Xue, Xiaoguang Cao, and Fugen Zhou, "Angle of arrival fluctuations considering turbulence outer scale for optical waves’ propagation through moderate-to-strong non-Kolmogorov turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 829-835 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-4-829

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