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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1043–1045

Average spreading of a Gaussian beam array in non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Pu Zhou, Yanxing Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Haichuan Zhao, and Zejin Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 1043-1045 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001043


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Abstract

By using the rms beam width as the parameter to characterize the spreading property, the average spreading of Gaussian beam array propagates in non-Kolmogorov turbulence is studied. Numerical examples reveal that the beam width depends on the exponent value α, and the beam width in non-Kolmogorov turbulence is different from that in Kolmogorov turbulence with α = 3.667 . The beam width also depends on the distance between adjacent beamlets, the inner and outer scale parameters of the non-Kolmogorov turbulence. The beam array spreads more significantly with smaller inner scale and larger outer scale parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Citation
Pu Zhou, Yanxing Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Haichuan Zhao, and Zejin Liu, "Average spreading of a Gaussian beam array in non-Kolmogorov turbulence," Opt. Lett. 35, 1043-1045 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-7-1043


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