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Scintillation of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence
Author(s): Greg Gbur; Yalong Gu
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Paper Abstract

The scintillation properties of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence are investigated. Similar to their propagation in free space, the average propagation paths of Airy beams are also parabolic in turbulence. By utilizing this self-bending property, the constituent Airy beamlets propagate through relatively independent regions of turbulence and fully overlap at the on-axis detector. Through numeric simulations, it is shown that the scintillation of Airy beam array is significantly reduced compared to a single Airy beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7924, Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves V, 792403 (10 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876380
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Greg Gbur, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Yalong Gu, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7924:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves V
Olga Korotkova, Editor(s)

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