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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21315–21320

Propagation of Bessel-Gaussian beams with optical vortices in turbulent atmosphere

Kaicheng Zhu, Guoquan Zhou, Xuguang Li, Xiaojuan Zheng, and Huiqin Tang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21315-21320 (2008)

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An approximate expression of a Bessel-Gaussian beam (BGB) with desired topological charge is introduced using a coherence superposition of decentered Gaussian beams (dGBs). And based on such an expression and the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle, the propagation properties of BGBs traveling in turbulent atmosphere are explored. An analytical expression of the average intensity of a BGB with phase singularity propagating through turbulent atmosphere is obtained and analyzed numerically. It is found that intensity profiles of BGBs experienced successive variations and the phase singularity rapidly fades away during propagating in turbulent atmosphere.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2008
Published: December 10, 2008

Kaicheng Zhu, Guoquan Zhou, Xuguang Li, Xiaojuan Zheng, and Huiqin Tang, "Propagation of Bessel-Gaussian beams with optical vortices in turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 16, 21315-21320 (2008)

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