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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1731–1733

Effects of annular-aperture receiver on angle-of-arrival fluctuations of plane waves

Chunyi Chen, Huamin Yang, Yan Lou, Xin Feng, and Hui Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1731-1733 (2010)

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We obtained an exact analytical solution of the annular-aperture averaged angle-of-arrival (AOA) variance for plane waves. The difference between the circular- and annular-aperture averaged AOA variance with the same values of the outer diameter is calculated, and the results show that the difference is no more than 3.12%, if the inner diameter is not larger than half the outer diameter.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2010
Published: May 17, 2010

Chunyi Chen, Huamin Yang, Yan Lou, Xin Feng, and Hui Wang, "Effects of annular-aperture receiver on angle-of-arrival fluctuations of plane waves," Opt. Lett. 35, 1731-1733 (2010)

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