Abstract

The trajectory of a light beam is investigated by using the autocorrelation function of the random fluctuations of the radial dielectric-constant gradient 2(z) in a parabolic-index fiber. In the limiting case, the influences of 2(z) on the beam trajectory are discussed using an approximation.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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