We have explored a method to reduce turbulence-induced scintillation by using an incoherent beam array composed of beamlets with nonuniform polarization. It is shown that significant scintillation reduction of such an incoherent beam array can be obtained by using nonuniformly polarized beamlets whose scintillation properties are optimized.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Original Manuscript: February 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2012
Published: May 1, 2012
Yalong Gu and Greg Gbur, "Reduction of turbulence-induced scintillation by nonuniformly polarized beam arrays," Opt. Lett. 37, 1553-1555 (2012)