We investigated the scintillation properties of nonuniformly correlated (NUC) beams in atmospheric turbulence and have shown that NUC beams can not only have lower scintillation but also higher intensity than Gaussian–Schell model beams and even higher intensity than coherent Gaussian beams over certain propagation distances.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2013
Published: April 22, 2013
Yalong Gu and Greg Gbur, "Scintillation of nonuniformly correlated beams in atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Lett. 38, 1395-1397 (2013)