Electromagnetic hanbury brown and twiss effect in atmospheric turbulence

Olga Korotkova, Yalçın Ata

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The evolution of the 4 × 4 matrix with elements being the scintillation indices of the single-point Stokes parameters of a stationary electromagnetic beam-like optical field in classic, weak atmospheric turbulence is revealed. It is shown that depending on the choice of the source parameters, the source-induced changes in the matrix elements of the propagating beam and those produced by turbulence can be either range-separated or conjoined. For theoretical analysis, the unified theory of coherence and polarization is used together with the extended Huygens-Fresnel integral approach. The results can be of interest for building robust communication and sensing systems operating in the presence of atmospheric fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number186
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Coherence
  • Electromagnetic beams
  • Hanbury Brown–Twiss effect
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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