Toward Defeating Diffraction and Randomness for Laser Beam Propagation in Turbulent Atmosphere

  title={Toward Defeating Diffraction and Randomness for Laser Beam Propagation in Turbulent Atmosphere},
  author={Pavel M. Lushnikov and Natalia Vladimirova},
  journal={JETP Letters},
A large distance propagation in turbulent atmosphere results in disintegration of laser beam into speckles. We find that the most intense speckle approximately preserves both the Gaussian shape and the diameter of the initial collimated beam while loosing energy during propagation. One per 1000 of atmospheric realizations produces at 7 km distance an intense speckle above 28% of the initial power. Such optimal realizations create effective extended lenses focusing the intense speckle beyond the… 

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