Scintillation of astigmatic dark hollow beams in weak atmospheric turbulence.

Abstract

The scintillation properties of astigmatic dark hollow beams (DHBs) in weak atmospheric turbulence were investigated in detail. An explicit expression for the on-axis scintillation index of an astigmatic DHB propagating in weak atmospheric turbulence was derived. It was found that the scintillation index value of an astigmatic DHB with suitable astigmatism (i.e., ratio of the beam waist size in the x direction to that in the y direction), dark size, beam waist size, and wavelength can be smaller than that of a stigmatic DHB and that of stigmatic and astigmatic flat-topped, annular, and Gaussian beams in weak atmospheric turbulence particularly at long propagation ranges. Our results will be useful in long-distance free-space optical communications.

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@article{Cai2008ScintillationOA, title={Scintillation of astigmatic dark hollow beams in weak atmospheric turbulence.}, author={Yangjian Cai and Halil Tanyer Eyyuboglu and Yahya Baykal}, journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision}, year={2008}, volume={25 7}, pages={1497-503} }