Flat-topped Gaussian laser beam scintillation in weakly turbulent marine atmospheric medium

Gercekcioglu H., Abbas A. A. , Goktas H. H.

OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, vol.399, pp.24-27, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 399
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.optcom.2017.04.057
  • Title of Journal : OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-27


In a weakly marine turbulent medium, formulation of the on-axis scintillation index of a flat topped Gaussian beam is derived by using the Rytov method and the intensity has log-normal distribution expressed. The scintillation index and average bit error rate < BER > with respect to changes in propagation distance, wavelength, beam size, and average signal to noise ratio < SNR > are exhibited. Our results indicated that small < BER > advantage can be achieved in weak atmospheric marine when focal length equals to propagation distance and when the order of flatness is small value.