Vol. 6, issue 04, article # 5

pdf Banakh V. A. Influence of the wave diffraction on reflector edges on amplification of backscattering in a turbulent atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1993. V. 6. No. 04. P. 369-376.
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It is shown in this paper that diffraction of an optical wave on the reflector edges can strongly influence on the distribution of the reflected wave intensity and the amplification of backscattering under conditions of weak turbulence. This study also revealed an oscillating dependence of the amplification factor on the Fresnel number of both a plane and a corner-cube specular reflectors. On the other hand, under conditions of strong turbulence in the atmosphere, the influence of an optical wave diffraction on the reflector edges becomes inessential.