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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5323–5326

Experimental demonstration of vortex phase-induced reduction in scintillation of a partially coherent beam

Xianlong Liu, Yan Shen, Lin Liu, Fei Wang, and Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5323-5326 (2013)

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We carry out experimental measurement of the scintillation index of a partially coherent beam-carrying vortex phase (i.e., Gaussian–Schell model vortex beam) propagating through thermally induced turbulence. It is demonstrated that a Gaussian–Schell model vortex beam has appreciably smaller scintillation than a Gaussian–Schell model beam, which will be useful in free-space optical communication.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2013
Published: December 6, 2013

Xianlong Liu, Yan Shen, Lin Liu, Fei Wang, and Yangjian Cai, "Experimental demonstration of vortex phase-induced reduction in scintillation of a partially coherent beam," Opt. Lett. 38, 5323-5326 (2013)

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