Beam criterion for atmospheric propagation

Olga Korotkova, Emil Wolf

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A criterion is introduced for testing whether a beam retains its beam-like form after it propagates any particular distance through the turbulent atmosphere. The criterion applies to monochromatic as well as to partially coherent beams and is illustrated by examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2137-2139
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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