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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5763–5775

Temporal-frequency spectra for optical wave propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Wenhe Du, Liying Tan, Jing Ma, and Yijun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5763-5775 (2010)

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Nowadays it has been accepted that the Kolmogorov model is not the only possible turbulent one in the atmosphere, which has been confirmed by the increasing experimental evidences and some results of theoretical investigation. This has prompted the scientist community to study optical propagation in non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence. In this paper, using a non-Kolmogorov power spectrum which has a more general power law instead of standard Kolmogorov power law value 11/3 and a more general amplitude factor instead of constant value 0.033, the temporal power spectra of the presentative amplitude and phase effects, irradiance and angle of arrival fluctuations, have been derived for horizontal link in weak turbulence. And then the influence of spectral power-law variations on the temporal power spectrum has been analyzed. It is anticipated that this work is helpful to the investigations of atmospheric turbulence and optical wave propagation in the atmospheric turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(290.5930) Scattering : Scintillation

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2010
Published: March 8, 2010

Wenhe Du, Liying Tan, Jing Ma, and Yijun Jiang, "Temporal-frequency spectra for optical wave propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence," Opt. Express 18, 5763-5775 (2010)

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