Time-of-arrival fluctuations of a space-time Gaussian pulse in weak optical turbulence: an analytic solution
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MUTUAL-COHERENCE FUNCTION; PROPAGATION; Optics
An analytic expression is derived for the long-term temporal broadening (fluctuations of arrival time) of a collimated space-time Gaussian pulse propagating along a horizontal path through weak optical turbulence. General results are presented for nominal parameter values characterizing laser communication through the atmosphere. Specific examples are calculated for both upper-atmosphere and ground-level cross links. It is shown that, for upper-atmosphere cross links, pulses shorter than 100 fs have considerable broadening, whereas at ground level, broadening is predicted in pulses as long as I ps. (C) 1998 Optical Society of America. OCIS codes: 010.7060, 140.3300, 320.5550, 350.6090.
"Time-of-arrival fluctuations of a space-time Gaussian pulse in weak optical turbulence: an analytic solution" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2513.