This Letter presents a rigorous mathematical proof of the applicability of phase approximation in the Huygens–Kirchhoff method for the problems of laser-beam propagation in a turbulent atmosphere. The calculated results are in good agreement with experimental data.
© 1977 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1977
Published: November 1, 1977
V. A. Banakh and V. L. Mironov, "Phase approximation of the Huygens–Kirchhoff method in problems of laser-beam propagation in the turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Lett. 1, 172-174 (1977)