Statistical Theory of Light Propagation in a Turbulent Medium (Review)
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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A study was made concerning the statistical theory of light propagation in a turbulent medium. A parabolic equation which was examined was only valid when back scattering could be disregarded. The theory proposed uses the small value of the longitudinal scale of heterogeneities, as compared with other longitudinal scales of the problem. Many difficulties encountered in the range of strong fluctuations are eliminated in the new theory.