Accession Number : AD0481750
Title : COHERENCE PROPERTIES OF RADIATION PASSING THROUGH A RANDOM MEDIUM.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS
Personal Author(s) : Beran, Mark J.
Report Date : SEP 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 40
Abstract : This report is a detailed summary of three lectures concerning the coherence properties of radiation passing through a random medium such as the atmosphere. These lectures consisted of a review of the basic work in the field and a discussion of transient effects, some new work on propagation developed by the author and discussion of a formal method of analysis that allows one to assess the effects of a random medium on a photographic image. The report gives an approximate solution for the development of the mutual coherence function as it propagates through statistically homogeneous and isotropic random media. Only small-angle scattering about the principal propagation direction z is considered.
Descriptors : (*WAVE PROPAGATION, ATMOSPHERES), LIGHT, COHERENT SCATTERING, WAVE PROPAGATION, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, TRANSIENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THEORY, MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT, PERTURBATION THEORY, TURBULENCE, OPTICAL PHENOMENA, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PROPAGATION.
Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE