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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 451–462

Log-amplitude variance for a Gaussian-beam wave propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Liying Tan, Wenhe Du, Jing Ma, Siyuan Y u, and Qiqi Han  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 451-462 (2010)

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In the past decades, both the increasing experimental evidences and some results of theoretical investigation on non-Kolmogorov turbulence have been reported. This has prompted the study of optical propagation in non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence. In this paper, using a non-Kolmogorov power spectrum which owns a generalized power law instead of standard Kolmogorov power law value 11/3 and a generalized amplitude factor instead of constant value 0.033, the log-amplitude variances for a Gaussian-beam wave are derived in the weak-fluctuation regime for a horizonal path. The analytic expressions are obtained and then used to analyze the effect of spectral power-law variations on the log-amplitude fluctuations of Gaussian-beam wave.

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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

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2009
Published: January 4, 2010

Liying Tan, Wenhe Du, Jing Ma, Siyuan Yu, and Qiqi Han, "Log-amplitude variance for a Gaussian-beam wave propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence," Opt. Express 18, 451-462 (2010)

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