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Laser Beam Propagation through Random Media,…

Laser Beam Propagation through Random Media, Second Edition (SPIE Press…

by Larry C. Andrews; Ronald L. Phillips

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0819459488, Hardcover)

Since publication of the first edition of this text in 1998, there have been several new, important developments in the theory of beam wave propagation through a random medium, which have been incorporated into this second edition. Also new to this edition are models for the scintillation index under moderate-to-strong irradiance fluctuations; models for aperture averaging based on ABCD ray matrices; beam wander and its effects on scintillation; theory of partial coherence of the source; models of rough targets for ladar applications; phase fluctuations; analysis of other beam shapes; plus expanded analysis of free-space optical communication systems and imaging systems.


- Preface to Second Edition

- Preface to First Edition

- Symbols and Notation

- Basic Theory

- Applications

- Related Topics

- Appendix I: Special Functions

- Appendix II: Integral Table

- Appendix III: Tables of Beam Statistics

- Index

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