Applied Physics B

, 105:415

Spectral changes in stochastic light beams propagating in turbulent ocean

Authors

  • E. Shchepakina
    • Department of Technical CyberneticsSamara State Aerospace University
  • N. Farwell
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Miami
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Miami
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-011-4626-9

Cite this article as:
Shchepakina, E., Farwell, N. & Korotkova, O. Appl. Phys. B (2011) 105: 415. doi:10.1007/s00340-011-4626-9

Abstract

The behavior of the spectral composition of a typical stochastic beam in a turbulent ocean environ is revealed. The analysis is based on the extended Huygens–Fresnel principle and the coherence theory in the space-frequency domain. The optical source is assumed to be of the Gaussian Schell-model type with a single narrow Gaussian spectral line in the visible region. Optical turbulence in the ocean is assumed to be driven by temperature and salinity fluctuations. It is found that the well-known source correlation-induced spectral shift is compensated by turbulence at sufficiently large distances.

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