Experimental demonstration of coupling of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam into a single-mode optical fiber

Chengliang Zhao, Yuan Dong, Gaofeng Wu, Fei Wang, Yangjian Cai, Olga Korotkova

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We demonstrate experimentally the procedure of coupling of a stochastic electromagnetic Gaussian Schellmodel (EGSM) beam into a single-mode optical fiber. We find that the coupling efficiency depends closely on the coherence and polarization properties of the EGSM beam, which is consistent with theoretical prediction. Our results may find applications in connection with free-space optical communications and LIDARs, where coupling of a stochastic beam into an optical fiber is inevitable encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)891-895
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
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