The spreading of partially coherent flat-topped vortex beams in non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence and the evolution of the average intensity and coherence vortices are studied based on the extended Huygens–Fresnel principle and the non-Kolmogorov model introduced by Toselli et al. [ Proc. SPIE 6551, 65510E (2007)], where the effect of non-Kolmogorov power spectrum on the beam propagation properties and the evolution behavior is stressed. The results are illustrated numerically and interpreted physically. A comparison with previous work is also made.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011
Xuemei He and Baida Lü, "Propagation of partially coherent flat-topped vortex beams through non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1941-1948 (2011)