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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 8918–8928

Simulator for general-type beam propagation in turbulent atmosphere

Çağlar Arpali, Canan Yazicioğlu, Halil Tanyer Eyyuboğlu, Serap Altay Arpali, and Yahya Baykal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 8918-8928 (2006)

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A simulator is designed in MATLAB code which gives the propagation characteristics of a general-type beam in turbulent atmosphere. When the required source and medium parameters are entered, the simulator yields the average intensity profile along the propagation axis in a video format. In our simulator, the user can choose the option of a “user defined beam” in which the source and medium parameters are selected as requested by the user by entering numerical values in the relevant menu boxes. Alternatively, the user can proceed with the option of “pre-defined beam” in which the average intensity profiles of beams such as annular, cos-Gaussian, sine-Gaussian, cosh-Gaussian, sinh-Gaussian, their higher-order counterparts and flat-topped can be observed as they propagate in a turbulent atmosphere. Some samples of the simulator output are presented.

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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
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Çaglar Arpali, Canan Yazicioglu, Halil T. Eyyuboglu, Serap A. Arpali, and Yahya Baykal, "Simulator for general-type beam propagation in turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 14, 8918-8928 (2006)

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