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STUDY ON SCINTILLATION CONSIDERING INNER- AND OUTER-SCALES FOR LASER BEAM PROPAGATION ON THE SLANT PATH THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE

By Z.-S. Wu, H.-Y. Wei, R.-K. Yang, and L.-X. Guo

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Abstract:
Based on both the modified Rytov method and the altitude-dependent model of the ITU-R slant atmospheric turbulence structure constant, the uniform model of scintillation index considering inner- and outer-scales is derived form weak to strong fluctuation regions with Gaussian beam propagation on the slant path, and can be degenerated to the result of the horizontal path with atmospheric structure constant is a fixed value. The numerical conclusions indicate the smaller wavelength, the inner-scale has a stronger impact on scintillation than outer-scale. But, in strong fluctuation, the outerscale effect is prominence. Finally, the numerical results are compared and verified with the experimental data.

Citation:
Z.-S. Wu, H.-Y. Wei, R.-K. Yang, and L.-X. Guo, " study on scintillation considering inner - and outer - scales for laser beam propagation on the slant path through the atmospheric turbulence ," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 80, 277-293, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIER07112505
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=07112505

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