Field Fluctuations of a Laser Beam Propagating in a Turbulent Atmosphere,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Using the approximating method of smooth perturbations, the variance, correlation, and structural functions of the fluctuations of the logarithm of the amplitude and phase of a laser beam propagating in a turbulent atmosphere were analyzed numerically as a function of the dimensions of the emitting aperture, the focussing radiation conditions, and the coordinates of the observation points in the plane perpendicular to the beam axis.
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