Proc. SPIE. 10964, Tenth International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Polarization, Telecommunications, Turbulence, Atmospheric turbulence, Wireless communications, Atmospheric propagation, Beam propagation method, Global system for mobile communications, Radio propagation, Anisotropy
Based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle and the unified theory of polarization and coherence, the explicit expression of cross-spectral density matrix for partially coherent beams in far field is derived. Also, we investigate the polarization changes of beams travelling through anisotropic turbulence along the horizontal link when the source is isotropic and anisotropic in correlation. Simulation results show strong relevance between the polarization states of beams and the source correlation. The conditions for partially coherent beams to be less affected by turbulence are given.