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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2121–2127

Effect of astigmatism on states of polarization of aberrant stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere

Jia Li, Yanru Chen, Qi Zhao, and Muchun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 10, pp. 2121-2127 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.26.002121


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Abstract

The effect of astigmatism on states of polarization of aberrant stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere is investigated. Using the Gaussian-Schell model source with astigmatism, the analytical formula for the degree of polarization, the orientation angle, and the degree of polarization ellipse are derived. Analytical results show that different strengths of astigmatism have different effects on states of polarization on propagation. It is also shown that when the astigmatic coefficient of sources is large enough, states of polarization are hardly affected by atmospheric turbulence and the free-space diffraction phenomenon. The sufficient conditions for propagating with invariant polarization are derived and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2009
Published: September 1, 2009

Citation
Jia Li, Yanru Chen, Qi Zhao, and Muchun Zhou, "Effect of astigmatism on states of polarization of aberrant stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 2121-2127 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-26-10-2121

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