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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18216–18228

Mathematic model analysis of Gaussian beam propagation through an arbitrary thickness random phase screen

Yuzhen Tian, Jin Guo, Rui Wang, and Tingfeng Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18216-18228 (2011)

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In order to research the statistical properties of Gaussian beam propagation through an arbitrary thickness random phase screen for adaptive optics and laser communication application in the laboratory, we establish mathematic models of statistical quantities, which are based on the Rytov method and the thin phase screen model, involved in the propagation process. And the analytic results are developed for an arbitrary thickness phase screen based on the Kolmogorov power spectrum. The comparison between the arbitrary thickness phase screen and the thin phase screen shows that it is more suitable for our results to describe the generalized case, especially the scintillation index.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2011
Published: September 1, 2011

Yuzhen Tian, Jin Guo, Rui Wang, and Tingfeng Wang, "Mathematic model analysis of Gaussian beam propagation through an arbitrary thickness random phase screen," Opt. Express 19, 18216-18228 (2011)

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