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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1868–1875

Introducing the concept of anisotropy at different scales for modeling optical turbulence

Italo Toselli  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1868-1875 (2014)

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In this paper, the concept of anisotropy at different atmospheric turbulence scales is introduced. A power spectrum and its associated structure function with inner and outer scale effects and anisotropy are also shown. The power spectrum includes an effective anisotropic parameter ζeff to describe anisotropy, which is useful for modeling optical turbulence when a non-Kolmogorov power law and anisotropy along the direction of propagation are present.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2014
Published: July 30, 2014

Italo Toselli, "Introducing the concept of anisotropy at different scales for modeling optical turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1868-1875 (2014)

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