Spectral changes in stochastic light beams propagating in turbulent ocean

E. Shchepakina, N. Farwell, O. Korotkova

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The behavior of the spectral composition of a typical stochastic beam in a turbulent ocean environ is revealed. The analysis is based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle and the coherence theory in the space-frequency domain. The optical source is assumed to be of the Gaussian Schell-model type with a single narrow Gaussian spectral line in the visible region. Optical turbulence in the ocean is assumed to be driven by temperature and salinity fluctuations. It is found that the well-known source correlationinduced spectral shift is compensated by turbulence at sufficiently large distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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