Beam wander of J 0- and i 0-Bessel Gaussian beams propagating in turbulent atmosphere

C. Z. Çil, H. T. Eyyuboǧlu, Y. Baykal, O. Korotkova, Y. Cai

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Root mean square (rms) beam wander of J 0-Bessel Gaussian and I 0-Bessel Gaussian beams, normalized by the rms beam wander of the fundamental Gaussian beam, is evaluated in atmospheric turbulence. Our formulation is based on the first and the second statistical moments obtained from the Rytov series. It is found that after propagating in atmospheric turbulence, the collimated J 0-Bessel Gaussian and the I 0-Bessel Gaussian beams have smaller rms beam wander than that of the Gaussian beam, regardless of the choice of Bessel width parameter. However, the extent of such an advantage depends on the chosen width parameter, Gaussian source size, propagation distance and the wavelength. Focusing at finite distances of the considered beams causes the rms beam wander to decrease sharply at the propagation distances equal to the focusing parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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