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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17723–17734

Evolution behavior of Gaussian Schell-model vortex beams propagating through oceanic turbulence

Yongping Huang, Bin Zhang, Zenghui Gao, Guangpu Zhao, and Zhichun Duan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17723-17734 (2014)

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The analytical expressions for the cross-spectral density and average intensity of Gaussian Schell-model (GSM) vortex beams propagating through oceanic turbulence are obtained by using the extended Huygens–Fresnel principle and the spatial power spectrum of the refractive index of ocean water. The evolution behavior of GSM vortex beams through oceanic turbulence is studied in detail by numerical simulation. It is shown that the evolution behavior of coherent vortices and average intensity depends on the oceanic turbulence including the rate of dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy per unit mass of fluid, rate of dissipation of mean-square temperature, relative strength of temperature salinity fluctuations, and beam parameters including the spatial correlation length and topological charge of the beams, as well as the propagation distance.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(010.4455) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic propagation
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

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Yongping Huang, Bin Zhang, Zenghui Gao, Guangpu Zhao, and Zhichun Duan, "Evolution behavior of Gaussian Schell-model vortex beams propagating through oceanic turbulence," Opt. Express 22, 17723-17734 (2014)

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