Propagation of various flat-topped beams in a turbulent atmosphere
2006 (English)In: Journal of Optics. A, Pure and applied optics, ISSN 1464-4258, E-ISSN 1741-3567, Vol. 8, no 6, 537-545 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The propagation of flat-topped beams with circular, elliptical and rectangular symmetries in a turbulent atmosphere is investigated. Analytical formulae for the average intensity of various flat-topped beams propagating in a turbulent atmosphere are derived in a tensor form. The formulae derived can easily be reduced to those for flat-topped beams propagating in free space (in the absence of turbulence). The propagation properties of flat-topped beams are studied in detail. We find that a flat-topped beam with circular or non-circular symmetry will evolve into a circular Gaussian beam in the far field under the influence of atmospheric turbulence, which is quite different to its properties in free space. Our method provides an effective and convenient way to analyse the propagation of various flat-topped beams in a turbulent atmosphere.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 8, no 6, 537-545 p.
flat-topped beam, propagation, turbulent atmosphere
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24263DOI: 10.1088/1464-4258/8/6/008ISI: 000238506900009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33745771119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24263DiVA: diva2:346184
QC 201008312010-08-312010-08-312010-08-31Bibliographically approved