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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2236–2238

Wind velocity profile reconstruction from intensity fluctuations of a plane wave propagating in a turbulent atmosphere

V. A. Banakh and D. A. Marakasov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 15, pp. 2236-2238 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002236


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Abstract

Reconstruction of a wind profile based on the statistics of plane-wave intensity fluctuations in a turbulent atmosphere is considered. The algorithm for wind profile retrieval from the spatiotemporal spectrum of plane-wave weak intensity fluctuations is described, and the results of end-to-end computer experiments on wind profiling based on the developed algorithm are presented. It is shown that the reconstructing algorithm allows retrieval of a wind profile from turbulent plane-wave intensity fluctuations with acceptable accuracy.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(280.7250) Remote sensing and sensors : Velocimetry

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2007
Published: July 25, 2007

Citation
V. A. Banakh and D. A. Marakasov, "Wind velocity profile reconstruction from intensity fluctuations of a plane wave propagating in a turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Lett. 32, 2236-2238 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-15-2236


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