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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18278–18283

Measuring the intensity fluctuation of partially coherent radially polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence

Ziyang Chen, Shengwei Cui, Lei Zhang, Cunzhi Sun, Mengsu Xiong, and Jixiong Pu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18278-18283 (2014)

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The scintillation index of a Gaussian beam and radially polarized beams in turbulent atmosphere is experimentally investigated. The scintillation index of a Gaussian beam and a completely coherent radially polarized beam increases with increasing propagation distance from 0 to 400m. The influence of the coherence of partially coherent radially polarized beam on the scintillation is studied. The result shows that the scintillation index of a partially coherent radially polarized beam can be smaller than that of a completely coherent beam.

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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

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2014
Published: July 21, 2014

Ziyang Chen, Shengwei Cui, Lei Zhang, Cunzhi Sun, Mengsu Xiong, and Jixiong Pu, "Measuring the intensity fluctuation of partially coherent radially polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Express 22, 18278-18283 (2014)

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