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17 September 2020 Spatial eigenmodes of light in atmospheric turbulence
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We carry out a numerical analysis of the spatial structure of the eigenmodes of light in atmospheric turbulence and assess the distribution of the singular values under variable turbulence conditions characterized by the Fried parameter and Rytov variance. Under weak scintillation, the highly transmitting eigenmodes found here possess a modal structure that is reminiscent of Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) modes and their simple superpositions. When scintillation becomes significant, we establish that the optimal eigenmodes for communication differ substantially from LG modes and tend to have highly localized transverse intensity distributions.
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Vyacheslav Shatokhin, David Bachmann, Giacomo Sorelli, Nicolas Treps, and Andreas Buchleitner "Spatial eigenmodes of light in atmospheric turbulence", Proc. SPIE 11532, Environmental Effects on Light Propagation and Adaptive Systems III, 115320G (17 September 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2573477
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