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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24781–24792

Scattering of multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams on a random medium

Yuanyuan Zhang and Daomu Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24781-24792 (2013)

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Using the angular spectrum representation of plane waves, we investigate the scattering of multi-Gaussian Schell-model (MGSM) beams from a random medium within the accuracy of the first-order Born approximation. The far-zone properties, including the normalized spectral density and the spectral degree of coherence, are discussed. It is shown that the normalized spectral density and the spectral degree of coherence are influenced by the boundary of the beam profile (i.e., M ), the transverse beam width, the correlation width of the source, and the properties of the scatterer.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2013
Published: October 9, 2013

Yuanyuan Zhang and Daomu Zhao, "Scattering of multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams on a random medium," Opt. Express 21, 24781-24792 (2013)

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