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21 August 2009 Wave optics simulation of partially coherent and partially polarized beam propagation in turbulence
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In this work, the propagations of unpolarized and polarized beams are modeled using wave optics simulations. The second-order correlation properties and the degree of polarization were examined for various scenarios. Our results are consistent with a theoretical analysis available in the literature. The average intensity profiles in the receiver plane show excellent consistence with the theory. The on-axis scintillation indices are investigated and we find that when source transverse correlation distance is much smaller than the atmospheric correlation distance, then the unpolarized beam reduces the normalized intensity fluctuation up to a factor of two.
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Xifeng Xiao and David Voelz "Wave optics simulation of partially coherent and partially polarized beam propagation in turbulence", Proc. SPIE 7464, Free-Space Laser Communications IX, 74640T (21 August 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.829336
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