Vol. 9, issue 08, article # 4

Rostov A. P., Rubtsova O. A. Probability density of strong and saturated intensity fluctuations in laser detection and ranging of corner-cube reflectors through the turbulent atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1996. V. 9. No. 08. P. 683-685. PDF
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Abstract:

The experimental data are analyzed on the variance and probability density of the intensity fluctuations when a plane wave is reflected from an array of corner-cube reflectors for β0 ~ 2–12. It is shown that the intensity fluctuations saturate faster and their level decreases as the number of reflectors in the array increases. The transformation of the law of the intensity fluctuations distribution with the increase of the number of corner-cube reflectors in the array and the change of the conditions of propagation has been revealed.