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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2038–2045

Partially coherent beam propagation in atmospheric turbulence [Invited]

Greg Gbur  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 2038-2045 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.002038


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Abstract

Partially coherent beams hold much promise in free-space optical communications for their resistance to the deleterious effects of atmospheric turbulence. We describe the basic theoretical and computational tools used to investigate these effects, and review the research to date.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2014
Published: August 25, 2014

Citation
Greg Gbur, "Partially coherent beam propagation in atmospheric turbulence [Invited]," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 2038-2045 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-9-2038

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