Abstract

The results of a Monte Carlo calculation of the probability distribution of the far-field irradiance produced by a thin turbulent layer placed in front of a finite-aperture transmitter are discussed. These results clearly show that Rice-Nakagami and other well-known distributions such as the lognormal distribution are inapplicable to this problem.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

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