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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 329–338

Mode coupling approach to beam propagation in atmospheric turbulence

Chaim Schwartz and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 329-338 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.000329


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Abstract

A mode coupling approach based on the modal theory of coherence is suggested for the study of partially coherent beams in atmospheric turbulence. An approximate expression is derived for the mode power coupling coefficients, and some specific cases are studied using numerical methods. Several general results derived from the properties of the coupling coefficients are also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2005

Citation
Chaim Schwartz and Aristide Dogariu, "Mode coupling approach to beam propagation in atmospheric turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 329-338 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-2-329


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