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Coherent modes coupling approach to partially coherent, partially polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence
Author(s): Chaim Schwartz; Aristide Dogariu
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Paper Abstract

A mode coupling approach was studied as a tool to describe the propagation of partially coherent, partially polarized beams in atmospheric turbulence. An approximate expression is derived for the mode power coupling coefficients and some specific cases are studied using numerical methods. Several general results derived from the properties of the coupling coefficients are also presented. Possible applications for sources with tunable polarization distribution characteristics will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5793, Atmospheric Propagation II, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599910
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Chaim Schwartz, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Aristide Dogariu, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5793:
Atmospheric Propagation II
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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