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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21163–21173

Propagation of elegant Laguerre–Gaussian beam in non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Huafeng Xu, Zhifeng Cui, and Jun Qu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21163-21173 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021163


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Abstract

The analytical formulas for the average intensity and the beam width of the elegant Laguerre–Gaussian beam (ELGB) in non-Kolmogorov turbulence have been derived based on the extended Huygens–Fresnel principle. Numerical results reveal that the ELGB converts to Gaussian form quicker for smaller values of beam order and for smaller wavelengths. The root-mean-square (rms) beam width of ELGB increases markedly with the propagation distance for higher beam order, smaller waist width, and larger wavelength. Furthermore, discussions of the influence of ELGB by the non-Kolmogorov turbulence reveal that the normalized intensity distribution of ELGB converts into Gaussian form more quickly and that the rms beam width of ELGB increases more rapidly in non-Kolmogorov turbulence with smaller parameter α, larger outer scale, smaller inner scale and larger structure constant.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2011
Published: October 10, 2011

Citation
Huafeng Xu, Zhifeng Cui, and Jun Qu, "Propagation of elegant Laguerre–Gaussian beam in non-Kolmogorov turbulence," Opt. Express 19, 21163-21173 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21163


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