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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11399–11408

Spatial distributions of the energy and energy flux density of partially coherent electromagnetic beams in atmospheric turbulence

Jianlong Li, Baida Lü, and Shifu Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11399-11408 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011399


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Abstract

The formulas of the energy and energy flux density of partially coherent electromagnetic beams in atmospheric turbulence are derived by using Maxwell’s equations. Expressions expressed by elements of electric cross spectral density matrixes of the magnetic and the mutual cross spectral density matrix are obtained for the partially coherent electromagnetic beams. Taken the partially coherent Cosh-Gaussian (ChG) electromagnetic beam as a typical example, the spatial distributions of the energy and energy flux density in atmospheric turbulence are numerically calculated. It is found that the turbulence shows a broadening effect on the spatial distributions of the energy and energy flux density. Some interesting results are obtained and explained with regard to their physical nature.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2009
Published: June 23, 2009

Citation
Jianlong Li, Baida Lü, and Shifu Zhu, "Spatial distributions of the energy and energy flux density of partially coherent electromagnetic beams in atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 17, 11399-11408 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11399


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