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10 February 2011 Scintillation of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence
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Abstract
The scintillation properties of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence are investigated. Similar to their propagation in free space, the average propagation paths of Airy beams are also parabolic in turbulence. By utilizing this self-bending property, the constituent Airy beamlets propagate through relatively independent regions of turbulence and fully overlap at the on-axis detector. Through numeric simulations, it is shown that the scintillation of Airy beam array is significantly reduced compared to a single Airy beam.
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Greg Gbur and Yalong Gu "Scintillation of Airy beam arrays in atmospheric turbulence", Proc. SPIE 7924, Atmospheric and Oceanic Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves V, 792403 (10 February 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.876380
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