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Opt Express. 2011 Aug 29;19(18):16872-84. doi: 10.1364/OE.19.016872.

Irradiance scintillation for Gaussian-beam wave propagating through weak non-Kolmogorov turbulence.

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School of Astronautics, Beihang University, Beijing, China.


Kolmogorov turbulence theory based models cannot be directly applied in non-Kolmogorov turbulence case, which has been reported recently by increasing experimental evidence and theoretical investigation. In this study, based on the generalized von Karman spectral model, the theoretical expression of the irradiance scintillation index is derived for Gaussian-beam wave propagating through weak non-Kolmogorov turbulence with horizontal path. In the derivation, the expression is divided into two parts for physical analysis purpose and mathematical analysis convenience. This expression considers the influences of finite turbulence inner and outer scales and has a general spectral power law value in the range 3 to 4 instead of standard power law value of 11/3 (for Kolmogorov turbulence). Numerical simulations are conducted to investigate the influences.


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