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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15196–15204

Second-order statistics of Gaussian Schell-model pulsed beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence

Chunyi Chen, Huamin Yang, Yan Lou, and Shoufeng Tong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15196-15204 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015196


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Abstract

Novel analytical expressions for the cross-spectral density function of a Gaussian Schell-model pulsed (GSMP) beam propagating through atmospheric turbulence are derived. Based on the cross-spectral density function, the average spectral density and the spectral degree of coherence of a GSMP beam in atmospheric turbulence are in turn examined. The dependence of the spectral degree of coherence on the turbulence strength measured by the atmospheric spatial coherence length is calculated numerically and analyzed in depth. The results obtained are useful for applications involving spatially and spectrally partially coherent pulsed beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: July 22, 2011

Citation
Chunyi Chen, Huamin Yang, Yan Lou, and Shoufeng Tong, "Second-order statistics of Gaussian Schell-model pulsed beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 19, 15196-15204 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15196


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