The intensity fluctuations in the focal plane of a receiving telescope of radiation reflected in a turbulent atmosphere have been analyzed. It was found that, when fluctuations of an incident wave are saturated, the focusing can significantly modify the variance of the reflected radiation intensity in comparison with the corresponding value in the aperture plane of the receiving telescope.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 12, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 1983
Published: April 1, 1984
V. P. Aksenov, V. A. Banakh, V. M. Buldakov, V. L. Mironov, and O. V. Tikhomirova, "Intensity fluctuations of light in the focal plane of a receiving telescope caused by round-trip propagation through a turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Lett. 9, 107-109 (1984)