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Coherence of Bessel beams propagating in turbulent media
Author(s): Igor P. Lukin
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Paper Abstract

In this article, the characteristic features of formation of the Bessel optical beam in a turbulent atmosphere are analyzed. The problem analysis is based on the solution of the equation for the mutual coherence function (the second-order field moment) of a Bessel beam of optical radiation. The behavior of the spatial coherence radius of a Bessel optical beam depending on parameters of a beam and characteristics of the turbulent atmosphere is examined. It has appeared, that at low levels of fluctuations in a turbulent atmosphere the spatial coherence radius of a Bessel optical beam is larger than the spatial coherence radius of a plane optical wave, but it is smaller than the spatial coherence radius of a spherical wave. At high levels of fluctuations in a turbulent atmosphere, the spatial coherence radius of a Bessel beam becomes closer to the similar characteristic of a spherical wave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8178, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIV, 81780B (11 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897858
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Igor P. Lukin, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8178:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIV
Karin Stein; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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