Simulation of atmospheric turbulence for optical systems with extended sources

Majid Safari*, Steve Hranilovic

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Abstract

In this paper, the method of random wave vectors for simulation of atmospheric turbulence is extended to 2Dx2D space to provide spatial degrees of freedom at both input and output planes. The modified technique can thus simultaneously simulate the turbulence-induced log-amplitude and phase distortions for optical systems with extended sources either implemented as a single large aperture or multiple apertures. The reliability of our simulation technique is validated in different conditions and its application is briefly investigated in a multibeam free-space optical communication scenario. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7509-7517
Number of pages9
JournalApplied optics
Volume51
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • WAVE-FRONT SIMULATION
  • COMMUNICATION
  • PHASE
  • CHANNELS
  • BEAM

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