Using the Rytov method and Belen'kii and Mironov's method of effective beam parameters for strong turbulence regimes, the intensity and coherence properties of a Gaussian beam propagating through the clear-water turbulent ocean are explored. The refractive index fluctuations are described by a recently developed power spectrum combining the effects from both temperature and salinity. Due to the complicated nature of the oceanic turbulence spectrum, the analysis is restricted to numerical computations.
- Beam propagation
- Oceanic turbulence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering