# Propagation of Bessel and Airy beams through atmospheric turbulence.

@article{Nelson2014PropagationOB, title={Propagation of Bessel and Airy beams through atmospheric turbulence.}, author={William Nelson and J. P. Palastro and Christopher C. Davis and Phillip Sprangle}, journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision}, year={2014}, volume={31 3}, pages={ 603-9 } }

We investigate, through simulation, the modifications to Bessel and Airy beams during propagation through atmospheric turbulence. We find that atmospheric turbulence disrupts the quasi-non-diffracting nature of Bessel and Airy beams when the transverse coherence length (Fried parameter) nears the initial aperture diameter or diagonal, respectively. The turbulence-induced transverse phase distortion limits the effectiveness of Bessel and Airy beams for applications requiring propagation over…

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