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12 August 2009 Weak and strong beam scintillations for the ground-to-space propagation
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We extend our theory of the on-axis beam scintillations [1] for the case of the propagating on slant turbulent paths where turbulence is concentrated in a relatively thin layer near the transmitter. Theory is based on the parabolic equation for the beam wave propagation and Markov approximation for the calculation of the statistical moments of the beam intensity. Ratio of the turbulence layer thickness to the overall propagation path length adds an extra small parameter to the asymptotic analysis. However we show that this only causes some changes for the boundaries between the asymptotic regions established in [1] while preserving their general arrangement.
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Mikhail Charnotskii "Weak and strong beam scintillations for the ground-to-space propagation", Proc. SPIE 7463, Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation III, 746304 (12 August 2009);

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