Scintillation reduction by use of multiple Gaussian laser beams with different wavelengths

Avner Peleg, Jerome V Moloney

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Abstract

We study the scintillation index of N partially overlapping collimated lowest order Gaussian laser beams with different wavelengths in weak atmospheric turbulence. Using the Rytov approximation, we calculate the initial beam separation that minimizes the longitudinal scintillation. Further reduction of the longitudinal scintillation is obtained by optimizing with respect to both beam separation and spot size. The longitudinal scintillation of the optimal N-beam configurations is inversely proportional to N, resulting in a 92% reduction for a nine-beam system compared with the single beam value. The radial scintillation values for the optimal N-beam configurations are significantly smaller than the corresponding single beam values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-885
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2007

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Keywords

  • Laser beam transmission
  • Optical turbulence
  • Partially coherent light
  • Scintillation

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Scintillation reduction by use of multiple Gaussian laser beams with different wavelengths. / Peleg, Avner; Moloney, Jerome V.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 19, No. 12, 15.06.2007, p. 883-885.

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