The behavior of scalar beams with nonuniform correlations in isotropic random media is investigated. An example illustrates the fact that the off-axis intensity maximum formed in the transverse cross section of a nonuniformly correlated beam on propagation in free space is suppressed when it passes at sufficiently large distances from its source through the isotropic turbulent atmosphere.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2012
Published: July 27, 2012
Zhisong Tong and Olga Korotkova, "Nonuniformly correlated light beams in uniformly correlated media," Opt. Lett. 37, 3240-3242 (2012)