A review on effects of the atmospheric turbulence on laser beam propagation — An analytic approach

M. Hulea, X. Tang, Z. Ghassemlooy, Sujan Rajbhandari

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Abstract

The main effects of atmospheric turbulence on the laser beams propagation are scintillation, beam wandering, and phase front distortion. The first two can be compensated simply by using aperture averaging, whereas the later, which is of high importance in high data rates free space optics communications, is much more complex. This paper gives a review of principal analytical methods used to simulate and characterize the optical beam propagation through the turbulence channel focussing on phase front distortion. The paper presents simple models suitable for computer simulations of beam wandering and scintillation. This is followed by more complex theoretical approaches in analysing the turbulence induced phase front distortion and the calculation of the mutual coherence function of partially coherent beams propagating through an inhomogeneous medium. The theoretical analysis of beam coherence and phase front distortion due to turbulence represents the first step for elaboration of the mitigation methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2526-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016
Event10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 Jul 201623 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleCSNDSP
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period20/07/1623/07/16

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atmospheric turbulence
laser beams
propagation
turbulence
scintillation
computerized simulation
apertures
communication
optics

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This conference paper is not available on the repository. It was given at the 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), July 20-22 2016, Prague Czech Republic

Keywords

  • turbulence-induced scintillation
  • partially coherent beams
  • atmospheric turbulence
  • phase front distortion

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Hulea, M., Tang, X., Ghassemlooy, Z., & Rajbhandari, S. (2016). A review on effects of the atmospheric turbulence on laser beam propagation — An analytic approach. In 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2016.7573975

A review on effects of the atmospheric turbulence on laser beam propagation — An analytic approach. / Hulea, M.; Tang, X.; Ghassemlooy, Z.; Rajbhandari, Sujan.

10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). IEEE, 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hulea, M, Tang, X, Ghassemlooy, Z & Rajbhandari, S 2016, A review on effects of the atmospheric turbulence on laser beam propagation — An analytic approach. in 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). IEEE, 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, Prague, Czech Republic, 20/07/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2016.7573975
Hulea M, Tang X, Ghassemlooy Z, Rajbhandari S. A review on effects of the atmospheric turbulence on laser beam propagation — An analytic approach. In 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). IEEE. 2016 https://doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2016.7573975
Hulea, M. ; Tang, X. ; Ghassemlooy, Z. ; Rajbhandari, Sujan. / A review on effects of the atmospheric turbulence on laser beam propagation — An analytic approach. 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). IEEE, 2016.
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