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Mean intensity of a fundamental Bessel beam in turbulent atmosphere
Author(s): Igor P. Lukin
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Paper Abstract

The question concerning stability of a fundamental Bessel beam propagated in a turbulent atmosphere is considered. In this study, features of the spatial structure of distribution of the mean intensity of a fundamental Bessel beam in a randomly inhomogeneous medium are analyzed in detail. Features of the propagation of an optical Bessel beam in a turbulent atmosphere are studied on the basis of the second-order mutual coherence function of the field of an optical beam by using the extended Huygens–Fresnel principle. A condition has been derived for the mean intensity of a Bessel beam, which is a quantitative criterion for the formation of a beam along a long path in a turbulent atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(9) 096104 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.9.096104
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 9
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Igor P. Lukin, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)

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