The far-zone behavior of the degree of polarization of electromagnetic beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence

Olga Korotkova, Mohamed Salem, Emil Wolf

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Abstract

It is shown analytically that the degree of polarization of a beam generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source which propagates through atmospheric turbulence tends to its value at the source plane with increasing distance of propagation. This result is independent of the spectral degrees of correlation of the source and of the strength of atmospheric turbulence. These conclusions are illustrated by a numerical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume233
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Gaussian-Schell model beams
  • Partially coherent beams
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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The far-zone behavior of the degree of polarization of electromagnetic beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence. / Korotkova, Olga; Salem, Mohamed; Wolf, Emil.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 233, No. 4-6, 01.04.2004, p. 225-230.

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