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Godin O. A. (February 2007): Emergence of the acoustic Green's function from thermal noise. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 121 (2), EL96-EL102. doi:10.1121/1.2430764

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The fluctuation-dissipation theorem is used to show how acoustic Green’s functions corresponding to sound propagation in opposite directions between any two given points can be extracted from time series of thermal noise recorded at these points. The result applies to arbitrarily inhomogeneous, moving or motionless fluids with time-independent parameters, and demonstrates that the two-point correlation function of thermal noise contains as much information about the environment as can be obtained acoustically by placing transceivers at the two points.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: PSD Publications
Divisions: Physical Sciences Division
DOI: 10.1121/1.2430764