Abstract

The unique property of the theoretical formula for the angular spectrum of a point source seen through a turbulent medium is that it is related in simple closed form to the integrated structure function of the turbulence. It therefore provides a reliable measure of the state of turbulence. Rudimentary measurements over a 5 km path show a remarkable confirmation, over a range 1000:1 in intensity, of the Kolmogoroff two-thirds law, and of the underlying theory of wave propagation through a turbulent medium.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

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