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  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15834–15846

Active laser radar systems with stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere

Yangjian Cai, Olga Korotkova, Halil T. Eyyuboğlu, and Yahya Baykal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15834-15846 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015834


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Abstract

Propagation of stochastic electromagnetic beams through paraxial ABCD optical systems operating through turbulent atmosphere is investigated with the help of the ABCD matrices and the generalized Huygens-Fresnel integral. In particular, the analytic formula is derived for the cross-spectral density matrix of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model (EGSM) beam. We applied our analysis for the ABCD system with a single lens located on the propagation path, representing, in a particular case, the unfolded double-pass propagation scenario of active laser radar. Through a number of numerical examples we investigated the effect of local turbulence strength and lens’ parameters on spectral, coherence and polarization properties of the EGSM beam.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and oceanic optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2008
Published: September 22, 2008

Citation
Yangjian Cai, Olga Korotkova, Halil T. Eyyuboglu, and Yahya Baykal, "Active laser radar systems with stochastic electromagnetic beams in turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 16, 15834-15846 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15834


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