Abstract

A new method, to our knowledge, allowing one to simulate correlated random processes is suggested. Structure (or correlation) functions of the processes under simulation are assumed to be given. The method is based on the generation of random wave vectors that allows one to simulate processes for a wide class of structure functions. The validity of the method proposed is illustrated by simulations of the turbulence-induced log-amplitude and phase distortions.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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