James Leger, Editor-in-Chief
Chunyi Chen, Huamin Yang, Yan Lou, and Shoufeng Tong
Chunyi Chen,1,2,* Huamin Yang,1,2 Yan Lou,1 and Shoufeng Tong1
1Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Measurement & Control and Optical Information Transfer Technology, Changchun University of Science and Technology, 7089 Weixing Road, Changchun, 130022, China
2School of Computer Science and Technology, Changchun University of Science and Technology, 7089 Weixing Road, Changchun, 130022, China
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Novel analytical expressions for the cross-spectral density function of a Gaussian Schell-model pulsed (GSMP) beam propagating through atmospheric turbulence are derived. Based on the cross-spectral density function, the average spectral density and the spectral degree of coherence of a GSMP beam in atmospheric turbulence are in turn examined. The dependence of the spectral degree of coherence on the turbulence strength measured by the atmospheric spatial coherence length is calculated numerically and analyzed in depth. The results obtained are useful for applications involving spatially and spectrally partially coherent pulsed beams propagating through atmospheric turbulence.
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