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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2701–2703

Evolution of an Airy beam in turbulence

Xiuxiang Chu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2701-2703 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002701


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Abstract

The evolution of Airy beam intensity distribution in turbulence is examined. Results show that the centroid position and skewness of an Airy beam are independent on turbulence. When the exponential truncation factor is small, an Airy beam has a long tail on the left side. When the exponential truncation factor is larger than 1, an Airy beam can be approximately expressed by an off-axis Gaussian beam. If the effect of turbulence is large enough, the Airy beam converges to a Gaussian distribution. However, the convergence is slower for a small exponential truncation factor than for a large one. That is, an Airy beam with a smaller exponential truncation factor exhibits more resilience against perturbations of turbulence than does a larger one.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Xiuxiang Chu, "Evolution of an Airy beam in turbulence," Opt. Lett. 36, 2701-2703 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2701

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