Probability density function (PDF) of intensity of a stochastic light beam propagating in the turbulent atmosphere

S. Avramov-Zamurovic, R. Malek-Madani, C. Nelson, O. Korotkova

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Abstract

Measurements of the intensity of a light beam produced by a laser source, reflected from a Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) and propagating in a weakly turbulent maritime atmosphere have been carried out in a recent campaign on the grounds of the US Naval Academy. The effect of the degree of spatial coherence in the beam at the source plane (right after the reflection from the SLM) on the Probability Density Function (PDF) of the intensity of the propagating beam at a single fixed position in space is studied in detail. The measured intensity histogram of the fluctuating intensity is compared with the Gamma-Laguerre analytical model for the intensity PDF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications VI; Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves VI
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2012
EventHigh Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications VI; Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2012Jan 24 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8238
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHigh Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications VI; Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/22/121/24/12

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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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Avramov-Zamurovic, S., Malek-Madani, R., Nelson, C., & Korotkova, O. (2012). Probability density function (PDF) of intensity of a stochastic light beam propagating in the turbulent atmosphere. In High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications VI; Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves VI [82380J] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8238). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.912568