Abstract

We treat the scalar wave equation in a medium with stochastic permittivity using the local-independence approximation. The equation is solved by a new method to yield an exact solution of the differential equation. It is shown that this is identical to the formula for the mutual coherence that is obtained from the complete Born series for the wave field assuming local independence. The relation of the local-independence solution to the complete solution is discussed.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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