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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6922–6928

Influence of turbulence on the effective radius of curvature of radial Gaussian array beams

Xiaoling Ji, Halil T. Eyyuboğlu, and Yahya Baykal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6922-6928 (2010)

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The analytical formula for the effective radius of curvature of radial Gaussian array beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence is derived, where coherent and incoherent beam combinations are considered. The influence of turbulence on the effective radius of curvature of radial Gaussian array beams is studied by using numerical calculation examples.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2010
Published: March 19, 2010

Xiaoling Ji, Halil T. Eyyuboğlu, and Yahya Baykal, "Influence of turbulence on the effective radius of curvature of radial Gaussian array beams," Opt. Express 18, 6922-6928 (2010)

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