Abstract

We present the results of measurements of the correlation of scintillations of two colors of light made in the turbulent atmosphere. In strong path-integrated turbulence the correlation is below that predicted by the weak-turbulence theory. A phenomological theoretical approach is used to account for saturation effects. This simple theory provides a reasonable approximation to the correlation data. Thus, we conclude that saturation effects reduce the two-color correlation of atmospheric scintillation.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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