Scintillation reduction in pseudo Multi-Gaussian Schell Model beams in the maritime environment

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

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Irradiance fluctuations of a pseudo Multi-Gaussian Schell Model beam propagating in the maritime environment is explored as a function of spatial light modulator cycling rate and estimated atmospheric turnover rate. Analysis of the data demonstrates a strong negative correlation between the scintillation index of received optical intensity and cycling speed for the estimated atmospheric turnover rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016



  • Free-space optical communications
  • Maritime
  • Multi-Gaussian Schell Model
  • Pseudo-partially coherent beam
  • Scintillation index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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