18 August 1978 Optical Propagation Through Strong Turbulence
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Proceedings Volume 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere; (1978) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956533
Event: 1978 Technical Symposium East, 1978, Washington, D.C., United States
In this paper we discuss how and why turbulence distorts the irradiance distribution and coherence properties of a light beam, with special emphasis on the irradiance scintillations in strong turbulence. This includes a discussion of the probability distribution of the scintillations, and the relationships among the source properties, receiver and turbulence strength in accounting for these scintillations. Finally, we indicate the extent to which adaptive techniques can be used to compensate for the effects produced by strong turbulence.
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Ronald L. Fante, Ronald L. Fante, } "Optical Propagation Through Strong Turbulence", Proc. SPIE 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere, (18 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956533; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956533

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