Abstract

The concept of simulating optical turbulence by use of small transparent solid bodies immersed in index-matching liquids is explored. Preliminary data indicate that the simplest of models approximates typical second-moment data of atmospheric optical turbulence.

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  1. V. I. Tatarski, Wave Propagation in a Turbulent Medium (Translated from the Russian by R. A. Silverman) (McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1961).

Tatarski, V. I.

V. I. Tatarski, Wave Propagation in a Turbulent Medium (Translated from the Russian by R. A. Silverman) (McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1961).

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V. I. Tatarski, Wave Propagation in a Turbulent Medium (Translated from the Russian by R. A. Silverman) (McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1961).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement.

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Fig. 2

Correlation coefficient of the fluctuations of logarithmic amplitude. Solid curve from theory under condition 0 / ( λ L ) 1 2 1 (plotted against x=ρ/0). Dashed curve from theory under condition 0 / ( λ L ) 1 2 1 [plotted against x = ρ / ( λ L ) 1 2]. Circles from simulation data under condition 0 / ( λ L ) 1 2 6 (plotted against x=ρ/0).

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Fig. 3

Comparison of the empirical spectrum of fluctuations of light intensity with the theoretical spectrum. Solid curve from theory of Tatarski (α=0.2). Dashed curve from Tatarski’s terrestrial data. Circles from simulation data.

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L c = 0 2 / λ = ( 0.6 ) 2 / 5 × 10 - 5 70 meters ,