Beam criterion for atmospheric propagation

Olga Korotkova, Emil Wolf

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A criterion is introduced for testing whether a beam (monochromatic or partially coherent) retains its beam-like form after it propagates any particular distance through the turbulent atmosphere. Several examples are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Korotkova, O., & Wolf, E. (2007). Beam criterion for atmospheric propagation. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Optical Society of America.