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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2261–2263

Scintillation of nonuniformly polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence

Yalong Gu, Olga Korotkova, and Greg Gbur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2261-2263 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002261


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Abstract

We demonstrate, through numerical simulations, that an appropriately chosen nonuniformly polarized coherent optical field can have appreciably smaller scintillation than comparable beams of uniform polarization. This results from the fact that a nonuniformly polarized field acts as an effective two-mode partially coherent field. The results described here are of direct relevance to the development of free-space optical communication systems.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2009
Published: July 17, 2009

Citation
Yalong Gu, Olga Korotkova, and Greg Gbur, "Scintillation of nonuniformly polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Lett. 34, 2261-2263 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2261


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