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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10650–10658

Second-order statistics of stochastic electromagnetic beams propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Elena Shchepakina and Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10650-10658 (2010)

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We present a detailed investigation, qualitative and quantitative, on how the atmospheric turbulence with a non-Kolmogorov power spectrum affects the major statistics of stochastic electromagnetic beams, such as the spectral composition and the states of coherence and polarization. We suggest a detailed survey on how these properties evolve on propagation of beams generated by electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources, depending on the fractal constant α of the atmospheric power spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(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

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2010
Published: May 6, 2010

Elena Shchepakina and Olga Korotkova, "Second-order statistics of stochastic electromagnetic beams propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence," Opt. Express 18, 10650-10658 (2010)

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