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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2012
  • pp: 184–186

Twist phase-induced reduction in scintillation of a partially coherent beam in turbulent atmosphere

Fei Wang, Yangjian Cai, Halil T. Eyyuboğlu, and Yahya Baykal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 184-186 (2012)

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The scintillation index of a Gaussian Schell-model beam with twist phase (i.e., twisted GSM beam) in weak turbulent atmosphere is formulated with the help of a tensor method. Variations of the scintillation index of a twisted GSM beam on propagation in turbulent atmosphere are studied in detail. It is interesting to find that the scintillation index of a twisted GSM beam can be smaller than that without twist phase in weak turbulent atmosphere. Thus, modulation of the twist phase of a partially coherent beam provides a new way to reduce turbulence-induced scintillation.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2011
Published: January 12, 2012

Fei Wang, Yangjian Cai, Halil T. Eyyuboğlu, and Yahya Baykal, "Twist phase-induced reduction in scintillation of a partially coherent beam in turbulent atmosphere," Opt. Lett. 37, 184-186 (2012)

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