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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3240–3242

Nonuniformly correlated light beams in uniformly correlated media

Zhisong Tong and Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3240-3242 (2012)

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The behavior of scalar beams with nonuniform correlations in isotropic random media is investigated. An example illustrates the fact that the off-axis intensity maximum formed in the transverse cross section of a nonuniformly correlated beam on propagation in free space is suppressed when it passes at sufficiently large distances from its source through the isotropic turbulent atmosphere.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(030.7060) Coherence and statistical optics : Turbulence

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2012
Published: July 27, 2012

Zhisong Tong and Olga Korotkova, "Nonuniformly correlated light beams in uniformly correlated media," Opt. Lett. 37, 3240-3242 (2012)

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