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Generation of various partially coherent beams and their propagation properties in turbulent atmosphere: a review
Author(s): Yangjian Cai
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Paper Abstract

Partially coherent beams, such as Gaussian Schell-model beam, partially coherent dark hollow beam, partially coherent flat-topped beam and electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam, have important applications in free space optical communications, optical imaging, optical trapping, inertial confinement fusion and nonlinear optics. In this paper, experimental generations of various partially coherent beams are introduced. Furthermore, with the help of a tensor method, analytical formulae for such beams propagating in turbulent atmosphere are derived, and the propagation properties of such beams in turbulent atmosphere are reviewed.

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Date Published: 10 February 2011
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7924, Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves V, 792402 (10 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878821
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Yangjian Cai, Soochow Univ. (China)

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

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