Abstract

The asymptotic theory has been used to calculate the effect of the inner-scale size of the eddies on the properties of the irradiance variance and covariance of a plane wave propagating in a turbulent medium. It is found that the inclusion of a finite inner scale leads to an increase in the irradiance variance over what is predicted in the limit when the inner scale is zero. In addition, the inclusion of a finite inner scale alters the results for the spatial scales over which the irradiance scintillations are correlated. Finally, the results obtained are compared with recent predictions obtained by using the heuristic theory.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Log-normal Rician probability-density function of optical scintillations in the turbulent atmosphere

James H. Churnside and Steven F. Clifford
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(10) 1923-1930 (1987)

Joint probability-density function of irradiance scintillations in the turbulent atmosphere

James H. Churnside
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(12) 1931-1940 (1989)

Onset of strong scintillation with application to remote sensing of turbulence inner scale

Reginald J. Hill and Rod G. Frehlich
Appl. Opt. 35(6) 986-997 (1996)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (32)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription