Flatness parameter influence on scintillation reduction for multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams propagating in turbulent air

S. Avramov-Zamurovic, C. Nelson, S. Guth, O. Korotkova

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Abstract

Reduction in the scintillation index of multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams propagating in turbulent air is demonstrated as a function of two source parameters: the r.m.s. coherence width and the summation index. The beams were generated with the help of a nematic phase-only, reflective spatial light modulator at a cycling rate of 333 frames per second and recorded after propagating through a weakly turbulent air channel over a distance of 70 m. Experimental results are in good agreement with theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3442-3446
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume55
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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