The far-zone behavior of the degree of polarization of electromagnetic beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence
Abbreviated Journal Title
partially coherent beams; atmospheric turbulence; polarization; Gaussian-Schell model beams; FREE-SPACE; COHERENCE; Optics
It is shown analytically that the degree of polarization of a beam generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source which propagates through atmospheric turbulence tends to its value at the source plane with increasing distance of propagation. This result is independent of the spectral degrees of correlation of the source and of the strength of atmospheric turbulence. These conclusions are illustrated by a numerical example. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
"The far-zone behavior of the degree of polarization of electromagnetic beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4503.