Accession Number : AD0772730

Title :   Application of the Beam Diffusion Equation for Describing Light Intensity Fluctuations in a Randomly Inhomogeneous Medium.

Descriptive Note : R. E. Gibson Library bulletin translation series,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Zubareva,N. V.

Report Date : 22 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : It is shown that the beam cross-section remains constant when a light (electromagnetic) beam propagates through a medium having random inhomogeneities in its index of refraction, provided merely that certain mild statistical restrictions are required to be in force on the character of these vagaries in the medium, such as the need for uniformity and isotropy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser beams, *Atmospheres, Diffusion, Refractive index, Intensity, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE