The scintillations for weak atmospheric turbulence using a partially coherent source

Y. Baykal*, M. A. Plonus, S. J. Wang

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Abstract

The scintillation index for weak atmospheric turbulence is formulated for a partially coherent source (in space and time). We obtain results for two cases when the detector has a slow and a fast response time. Our solutions correctly reduce to the known scintillation index in the limit of coherent and incoherent sources. Transmitter aperture averaging and frequency averaging effects are shown as special cases of our results. The limitations of the source model used and the solution obtained for a fast detector are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-556
Number of pages6
JournalRadio Science
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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