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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26458–26463

Electromagnetic non-uniformly correlated beams in turbulent atmosphere

Zhangrong Mei, Zhisong Tong, and Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26458-26463 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026458


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Abstract

Electromagnetic random beams with non-uniform source correlations have been recently shown to develop, on propagation in free space, the regions in transverse cross-sections where the degree and the state of polarization can significantly differ from those beyond that region. The size of the region and the values of polarimetric properties in it can be fully controlled from the source plane. In this paper the influence of a random isotropic medium on such beams is shown to suppress the effect in several ways, in particular by shifting the location of the region back to the axis.

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

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2012
Published: November 9, 2012

Citation
Zhangrong Mei, Zhisong Tong, and Olga Korotkova, "Electromagnetic non-uniformly correlated beams in turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Express 20, 26458-26463 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-26458


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