Accession Number:

AD0772659

Title:

Mutual Coherence Function of a Beam Propagating in a Turbulent Medium.

Descriptive Note:

Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Using transport theory the mutual coherence function of a beam propagating in a turbulent medium has been studied in detail, including the effect of the beam size, focal length and strength of the turbulence. The most detailed results are obtained for the MCF when the fluctuations have a Gaussian spectrum, but simple closed-form asymptotic results have also been obtained when the spectrum is a von Karman. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE