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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1941–1948

Propagation of partially coherent flat-topped vortex beams through non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence

Xuemei He and Baida Lü  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 1941-1948 (2011)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
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)

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