
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 smallangle 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