Scintillation index for two Gaussian laser beams with different wavelengths in weak atmospheric turbulence.

@article{Peleg2006ScintillationIF,
  title={Scintillation index for two Gaussian laser beams with different wavelengths in weak atmospheric turbulence.},
  author={Avner Peleg and Jerome V. Moloney},
  journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={3114-22}
}
We study the propagation of the two lowest-order Gaussian laser beams with different wavelengths in weak atmospheric turbulence. Using the Rytov approximation and assuming a slow detector, we calculate the longitudinal and radial components of the scintillation index for a typical free-space laser communication setup. We find the optimal configuration of… CONTINUE READING