Fluctuations in the instantaneous Stokes parameters of stochastic electromagnetic beams propagating in the turbulent atmosphere

Serkan Sahin, Olga Korotkova

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Fluctuations in Stokes parameters of stochastic electromagnetic beams on propagation in turbulent atmosphere are studied. The expressions are derived for the scintillation indexes (contrasts) of the Stokes parameters and their versions normalized by the instantaneous intensity in the case when the beam is generated by the electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source with uniform polarization. We illustrate our analytical results by numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number720005
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 25 2009
EventAtmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves III - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2009Jan 27 2009



  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Polarization
  • Scintillation index
  • Stokes parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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