Intensity and coherence properties of light in oceanic turbulence

N. Farwell, O. Korotkova

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Using the Rytov method and Belen'kii and Mironov's method of effective beam parameters for strong turbulence regimes, the intensity and coherence properties of a Gaussian beam propagating through the clear-water turbulent ocean are explored. The refractive index fluctuations are described by a recently developed power spectrum combining the effects from both temperature and salinity. Due to the complicated nature of the oceanic turbulence spectrum, the analysis is restricted to numerical computations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2012


  • Beam propagation
  • Coherence
  • Oceanic turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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