Equations are derived for the effect of amplifier saturation on the moments of intensity fluctuations in atmospheric laser propagation. The intensity is assumed to have the recently proposed log-normally modulated exponential probability density. The effect is also calculated for the K probability density.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 30, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987
A. Consortini and R. J. Hill, "Reduction of the moments of intensity fluctuations caused by amplifier saturation for both the K and the log-normally modulated exponential probability densities," Opt. Lett. 12, 304-306 (1987)