Propagation of Bessel and Airy beams through atmospheric turbulence.

  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},
  volume={31 3},
  • W. NelsonJ. Palastro P. Sprangle
  • Published 2 December 2013
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision
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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