### Abstract

The propagation of a Gaussian beam in a strongly focusing medium is considered. The medium is subject to random deformations of the beam axis. The average intensity and the intensity fluctuations on the beam axis and the mean population remaining in the fundamental mode are computed when the random inhomogeneities are weak and the distance between the source and observation points is large. All results for random axis deformations are compared to those obtained earlier for random width perturbations. The mean intensity off the beam axis and the mean population transfer into higher modes are also discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 100-103 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Journal of Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 16 |

Issue number | 1 |

State | Published - 1974 |

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*Journal of Mathematical Physics*,

*16*(1), 100-103.

**A stochastic Gaussian beam. II.** / McLaughlin, D. W.

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*Journal of Mathematical Physics*, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 100-103.

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T1 - A stochastic Gaussian beam. II

AU - McLaughlin, D. W.

PY - 1974

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N2 - The propagation of a Gaussian beam in a strongly focusing medium is considered. The medium is subject to random deformations of the beam axis. The average intensity and the intensity fluctuations on the beam axis and the mean population remaining in the fundamental mode are computed when the random inhomogeneities are weak and the distance between the source and observation points is large. All results for random axis deformations are compared to those obtained earlier for random width perturbations. The mean intensity off the beam axis and the mean population transfer into higher modes are also discussed.

AB - The propagation of a Gaussian beam in a strongly focusing medium is considered. The medium is subject to random deformations of the beam axis. The average intensity and the intensity fluctuations on the beam axis and the mean population remaining in the fundamental mode are computed when the random inhomogeneities are weak and the distance between the source and observation points is large. All results for random axis deformations are compared to those obtained earlier for random width perturbations. The mean intensity off the beam axis and the mean population transfer into higher modes are also discussed.

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