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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1990
  • pp: 1074–1100

Sensing scaled scintillations

Bruce J. West  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 7, Issue 6, pp. 1074-1100 (1990)

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We review some of the ways in which the fractal concept has found application in wave-propagation contexts. The scaling properties of fractals in both geometrical and statistical situations are reviewed and the relation to inverse power laws discussed. The relationship among the self-similar scaling properties of fractals, Lévy distributions, and renormalized group theory is explored to provide a simple picture of wave propagation through multiscale media. Finally, the notion of using a wavelet transform in the processing of fractal time series is considered.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 8, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 1990
Published: June 1, 1990

Bruce J. West, "Sensing scaled scintillations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1074-1100 (1990)

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