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L. C. Andrews, R. L. Phillips, and C. Y. Hopen, "Aperture averaging of optical scintillations: power fluctuations and temporal spectrum," Waves Random Media 10, 53-70 (2000).

[CrossRef]

L. C. Andrews, R. L. Phillips, C. Y. Hopen, and M. A. Al-Habash, "Theory of optical scintillation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 1417-1429 (1999).

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M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, "Mathematical model for the irradiance PDF of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media," Opt. Eng. 40, 1554-1562 (2001).

[CrossRef]

L. C. Andrews, M. A. Al-Habash, C. Y. Hopen, and R. L. Phillips, "Theory of optical scintillation: Gaussian-beam wave model," Waves Random Media 11, 271-291 (2001).

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L. C. Andrews, R. L. Phillips, and C. Y. Hopen, "Aperture averaging of optical scintillations: power fluctuations and temporal spectrum," Waves Random Media 10, 53-70 (2000).

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L. C. Andrews and R. L. Phillips, "*I*-*K*-distribution as a universal propagation model of laser beams in atmospheric turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 160-163 (1985).

L. C. Andrews, R. L. Phillips, and C. Y. Hopen, *Laser Beam Scintillation with Applications* (SPIE Optical Engineering Press, 2001).

J. Recolons and F. Dios, "Accurate calculation of phase screens for the modeling of laser beam propagation through atmospheric turbulence," in Proc. SPIE 5891, 51-62 (2005).

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[CrossRef]

D. J. Lewinski, "Nonstationary probabilistic target and clutter scattering models," IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. AP-31, 490-498 (1983).

[CrossRef]

G. J. Baker, "Gaussian beam weak scintillation: low-order turbulence effects and applicability of the Rytov method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 395-417 (2006).

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L. C. Andrews and R. L. Phillips, "*I*-*K*-distribution as a universal propagation model of laser beams in atmospheric turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 160-163 (1985).

L. C. Andrews and R. L. Phillips, "Mathematical genesis of the *I*-*K*-distribution for random optical fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 1912-1919 (1986).

J. H. Churnside and R. J. Hill, "Probability density of irradiance scintillations for strong path-integrated refractive turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 727-733 (1987).

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[CrossRef]

M. A. Al-Habash, L. C. Andrews, and R. L. Phillips, "Mathematical model for the irradiance PDF of a laser beam propagating through turbulent media," Opt. Eng. 40, 1554-1562 (2001).

[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. W. Strohbehn, T.-I. Wang, and J. P. Speck, "On the probability density distribution of line-of-sight fluctuations of optical signals," Radio Sci. 10, 59-70 (1975).

L. C. Andrews, R. L. Phillips, and C. Y. Hopen, "Aperture averaging of optical scintillations: power fluctuations and temporal spectrum," Waves Random Media 10, 53-70 (2000).

[CrossRef]

L. C. Andrews, M. A. Al-Habash, C. Y. Hopen, and R. L. Phillips, "Theory of optical scintillation: Gaussian-beam wave model," Waves Random Media 11, 271-291 (2001).

[CrossRef]

R. G. Lane, A. Glindemann, and J. C. Dainty, "Simulation of a Kolmogorov phase screen," Waves Random Media 2, 209-224 (1992).

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