Changes in the polarization ellipse of random electromagnetic beams propagating through the turbulent atmosphere
Abbreviated Journal Title
Waves Random Complex Media
Atmospheric turbulence; random electromagnetic beams; state of; polarization; SCHELL-MODEL SOURCES; FREE-SPACE; COHERENCE; Physics, Multidisciplinary
During the last few years, changes in the state of polarization of a class of random electromagnetic beams (so-called electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams), propagating ill free space have been investigated. Ill the present paper, we extend the analysis to propagation of such beams in homogeneous, isotropic, non-absorbing atmospheric turbulence. We find that the effects Of turbulence Oil the State Of polarization are most significant when the atmospheric fluctuations are weak or moderate, whereas in a strong regime of atmospheric fluctuations the state of polarization of the beam returns to its original state. Our results might find possible useful applications for sensing, imaging and communication through the atmosphere.
Waves in Random and Complex Media
"Changes in the polarization ellipse of random electromagnetic beams propagating through the turbulent atmosphere" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5361.