Second-order statistics of stochastic electromagnetic beams propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Elena Shchepakina, Olga Korotkova

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We present a detailed investigation, qualitative and quantitative, on how the atmospheric turbulence with a non-Kolmogorov power spectrum affects the major statistics of stochastic electromagnetic beams, such as the spectral composition and the states of coherence and polarization. We suggest a detailed survey on how these properties evolve on propagation of beams generated by electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources, depending on the fractal constant α of the atmospheric power spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10650-10658
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 10 2010


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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