Reference-wave solutions for the high-frequency fields in inhomogeneous-background random media

Reuven Mazar

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Ray theory plays an important role in determining the propagation properties of high-frequency fields and their statistical measures in complicated random environments. For computations of the statistical measures it is therefore desirable to have a solution for the high-frequency field propagating along an isolated ray trajectory. A new reference wave is applied to obtain an analytic solution of the parabolic wave equation that describes propagation along the ray trajectory of the deterministic-background medium. The methodology is based on defining a paired-field measure as a product of an unknown field propagating in a disturbed medium and the complex-conjugate component propagating in a medium without random fluctuations. When a solution of the equation for the paired-field measure is obtained, the solution of the deterministic component can be extracted from the paired solution to determine the solution of the unknown field in an explicit form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2291-2293
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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