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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1284–1289

Field correlations of laser arrays in atmospheric turbulence

Yahya Baykal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 7, pp. 1284-1289 (2014)

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Correlations of the fields at the receiver plane are evaluated after a symmetrical radial laser array beam incident field propagates in a turbulent atmosphere. The laser array configuration is composed of a number of the same size laser beamlets symmetrically located around a ring having a radius that determines the distance of the ring from the origin. The variations of the correlations of the received field originating from such laser array incidence versus the diagonal length starting from a receiver point are examined for various laser array parameters, turbulence parameters, and the locations of the reception points. Laser array parameters consist of the ring radius and the number and size of the beamlets. Structure constant, link length, and wavelength are the turbulence parameters whose effects on the field correlation of the laser arrays are also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2014
Published: February 24, 2014

Yahya Baykal, "Field correlations of laser arrays in atmospheric turbulence," Appl. Opt. 53, 1284-1289 (2014)

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