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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3456–3458

Scintillation of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence

Yalong Gu and Greg Gbur  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3456-3458 (2010)

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We investigate the scintillation properties of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence. By utilizing the “self-bending” propagation property of Airy beams, the constituent beamlets propagate through relatively independent regions of turbulence but still largely overlap at the on-axis detector. Through numeric simulations, it is shown that the scintillation of an Airy beam array is significantly reduced and close to the theoretical minimum.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010

Yalong Gu and Greg Gbur, "Scintillation of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence," Opt. Lett. 35, 3456-3458 (2010)

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