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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9897–9910

Propagation of a partially coherent hollow vortex Gaussian beam through a paraxial ABCD optical system in turbulent atmosphere

Guoquan Zhou, Yangjian Cai, and Xiuxiang Chu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9897-9910 (2012)

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The propagation of a partially coherent hollow vortex Gaussian beam through a paraxial ABCD optical system in turbulent atmosphere has been investigated. The analytical expressions for the average intensity and the degree of the polarization of a partially coherent hollow vortex Gaussian beam through a paraxial ABCD optical system are derived in turbulent atmosphere, respectively. The average intensity distribution and the degree of the polarization of a partially coherent hollow vortex Gaussian beam in turbulent atmosphere are numerically demonstrated. The influences of the beam parameters, the topological charge, the transverse coherent lengths, and the structure constant of the atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of a partially coherent hollow vortex Gaussian beam in turbulent atmosphere are also examined in detail. This research is beneficial to the practical applications in free-space optical communications and the remote sensing of the dark hollow beams.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2012
Published: April 16, 2012

Guoquan Zhou, Yangjian Cai, and Xiuxiang Chu, "Propagation of a partially coherent hollow vortex Gaussian beam through a paraxial ABCD optical system in turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 20, 9897-9910 (2012)

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