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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27246–27259

Electromagnetic cosine-Gaussian Schell-model beams in free space and atmospheric turbulence

Zhangrong Mei and Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27246-27259 (2013)

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A recently introduced class of scalar cosine-Gaussian Schell-Model [CGSM] beams is generalized to electromagnetic theory. The realizability conditions and the beam conditions on the source parameters are derived. Analytical formulas for the cross-spectral density matrix elements of the electromagnetic cosine-Gaussian Schell-model [EM CGSM] beams propagating in isotropic random medium are derived. It is found that the EM CGSM beams possess single-ring or double-ring intensity profiles, depending of source parameters. As two examples, the statistical characteristics of the EM CGSM beams propagating in free space and non-Kolmogorov turbulent atmosphere are studied numerically. The effects of the fractal constant of the atmospheric spectrum and the refractive-index structure constant on such characteristics are analyzed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(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: September 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2013
Published: November 1, 2013

Zhangrong Mei and Olga Korotkova, "Electromagnetic cosine-Gaussian Schell-model beams in free space and atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 21, 27246-27259 (2013)

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