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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2621–2629

Scintillation of pseudo-Bessel correlated beams in atmospheric turbulence

Yalong Gu and Greg Gbur  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2621-2629 (2010)

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The concept of pseudo-Bessel correlated beams is introduced, and their scintillation properties on propagation through turbulence are investigated. By using the Rytov approximation, the scintillation index of pseudo-Bessel correlated beams is formulated in weak turbulence. The study of scintillation is extended into strong turbulence by numeric simulations. It is shown that by choosing an appropriate coherence parameter, pseudo-Bessel correlated beams have lower scintillation than comparable fully coherent beams in both weak and strong turbulence. In addition, the configuration of pseudo-Bessel correlated beams is modified by adding a horizontal beamlet; the scintillation properties of these modified beams are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: June 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2010
Published: November 17, 2010

Yalong Gu and Greg Gbur, "Scintillation of pseudo-Bessel correlated beams in atmospheric turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2621-2629 (2010)

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