Propagation of the degree of cross-polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic beam through the turbulent atmosphere

Jixiong Pu, Olga Korotkova

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The behavior of the recently introduced spectral degree of cross-polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic beam-like field on propagation through the turbulent atmosphere is analyzed. Unlike the spectral degree of coherence, the degree of cross-polarization is generally unbounded and does not decrease with propagation distance. We support the analysis by numerical examples relating to two model sources: with uncorrelated and partially correlated mutually orthogonal transverse components of the electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1691-1698
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2009


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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