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Propagation of partially coherent vortex beams in a turbulent atmosphere
Author(s): Tao Wang; Jixiong Pu; Ziyang Chen
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Paper Abstract

A partially coherent vortex beam propagating in a turbulent atmosphere is investigated by using extended Huygens-Fresnel diffraction integral. The influence of the turbulence, the spatial coherence, and the topological charges of the incident beam on the propagation characteristics of the beam is studied in great detail. It is shown that the spreading of the partially coherent vortex beam is less influenced by atmospheric turbulence than that of a partially coherent nonvortex beam, and that a partially coherent vortex beam of lower coherence is less influenced than one of higher coherence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(3) 036002 doi: 10.1117/1.2896309
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 3
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Tao Wang, Hua Qiao Univ. (China)
Jixiong Pu, Hua Qiao Univ. (China)
Ziyang Chen, Hua Qiao Univ. (China)

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