Recently, an exponentiated Weibull distribution model was presented for describing the effects of aperture averaging on scintillation of Gaussian beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence. The model uses three parameters that are derived from physical quantities so that in principle the model could be used to predict optical link performance. After reviewing this model, however, we find several inconsistencies that render it unusable for this purpose under any scintillation conditions.
© 2012 OSA
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2012
Published: August 23, 2012
H. T. Yura and T. S. Rose, "Exponentiated Weibull distribution family under aperture averaging Gaussian beam waves: comment," Opt. Express 20, 20680-20683 (2012)
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