10. Applications of optical methods

G. P. Arumov, A. V. Bukharin
Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Russia, Moscow

Boundary diffraction wave applied for determination of the inhomogeneteis size

A method for measuring the angular size of the halo from boundary diffraction waves without using two-position schemes is proposed. The relationship between the angular distortions of the beam and the size distribution of inhomogeneities is derived for a random transmitting screen. The effective size of inhomogeneities is expressed in terms of the ratio between the fourthorder and second-order moments of the distribution function.
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