7 February 2008 Recent results on optical scintillation in the presence of beam wander
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Proceedings Volume 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II; 687802 (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.768231
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
In this paper we discuss some recent results concerning beam wander-induced scintillation of a Gaussian-beam wave along a horizontal path with constant C2n and also from ground to space, the latter based on the Hufnagle-Valley C2n. We consider cases of tracked beams and untracked beams, both of which involve a certain amount of beam wander. Theoretical models of scintillation and corresponding probability density function (pdf) models are compared with simulation data over a broad range of beam diameters. We include both collimated and focused beams. For the uplink from ground to space path, we also examine some fade statistics.
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Larry C. Andrews, Ronald L. Phillips, "Recent results on optical scintillation in the presence of beam wander", Proc. SPIE 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, 687802 (7 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.768231; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.768231
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