Accession Number : AD0722475

Title :   Research in Interaction of Coherent Light with Solids and with Turbulent Atmospheres.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO MALIBU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,W. P.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 238

Abstract : The report summarizes the objectives and results of research on propagation in random media conducted on Contract AF49(638)-1607. The principal results include the derivation of a validity condition for the Rytov approximation, the development of diagrammatic summation techniques for treating multiple scattering effects, and the development of nondiagrammatic techniques for deriving equations for the statistical moments of a wave propagating through a random medium. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COHERENT RADIATION, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), (*LIGHT TRANSMISSION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), INTERACTIONS, TURBULENCE, SCATTERING, REFRACTIVE INDEX, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, LASERS, DIFFRACTION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE