Accession Number : AD0807407

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE STATISTICS OF DIFFUSELY REFLECTED COHERENT LIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Condie, Marion A.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Diffusely reflected coherent light is experimentally investigated to determine the accuracy of available theoretical models in describing the reflection statistics. Negative-exponential statistics are found to hold if applied separately to each polarization component and if the receiver aperture is sufficiently small to avoid effects of aperture integration. The statistical theory is extended to explain experimentally observed discrepancies resulting from depolarization and aperture integration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL RADAR, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*LIGHT, REFLECTION), LASERS, COHERENT RADIATION, DIFFUSION, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, TARGETS, SCINTILLATION, DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE