# Ray method for solving the coherence function equation in the case of inhomogeneously absorbing (amplifying) media

## Abstract

An investigation was made of the propagation of partially coherent radiation in refractive media with strong absorption when account must be taken of the ray trajectory curvature owing to the inhomogeneity of the imaginary component of the relative permittivity of the medium. This investigation was carried out on the basis of the equation for the coherence function. It is shown that the equation can be reduced to a system of ray equations permitting construction of effective numerical algorithms for its solution. A self-similar solution was obtained for the coherence function in the case of a parabolic distribution of the relative permittivity of the medium and an initially Gaussian distribution of the average radiation intensity. In the geometrical-optics approximation, an equation was derived for the ray trajectorys of partially coherent radiation. The distinctive features of the propagation of coherent and partly coherent Gaussian beams, with the same Fresnel numbers, in an inhomogeneous medium were discovered. (physical basis of quantum electronics)

- Authors:

- Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk (Russian Federation)

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 21454649

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Journal Name:
- Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE1999v029n08ABEH001551; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; ALGORITHMS; BEAMS; CALCULATION METHODS; COHERENT RADIATION; GAUSS FUNCTION; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; OPTICS; PERMITTIVITY; DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FUNCTIONS; MATHEMATICAL LOGIC; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RADIATIONS; SORPTION

### Citation Formats

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Dudorov, V V, and Kolosov, V V.
```*Ray method for solving the coherence function equation in the case of inhomogeneously absorbing (amplifying) media*. United States: N. p., 1999.
Web. doi:10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001551.

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Dudorov, V V, & Kolosov, V V.
```*Ray method for solving the coherence function equation in the case of inhomogeneously absorbing (amplifying) media*. United States. doi:10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001551.

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Dudorov, V V, and Kolosov, V V. Tue .
"Ray method for solving the coherence function equation in the case of inhomogeneously absorbing (amplifying) media". United States. doi:10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001551.
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@article{osti_21454649,
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title = {Ray method for solving the coherence function equation in the case of inhomogeneously absorbing (amplifying) media},

author = {Dudorov, V V and Kolosov, V V},

abstractNote = {An investigation was made of the propagation of partially coherent radiation in refractive media with strong absorption when account must be taken of the ray trajectory curvature owing to the inhomogeneity of the imaginary component of the relative permittivity of the medium. This investigation was carried out on the basis of the equation for the coherence function. It is shown that the equation can be reduced to a system of ray equations permitting construction of effective numerical algorithms for its solution. A self-similar solution was obtained for the coherence function in the case of a parabolic distribution of the relative permittivity of the medium and an initially Gaussian distribution of the average radiation intensity. In the geometrical-optics approximation, an equation was derived for the ray trajectorys of partially coherent radiation. The distinctive features of the propagation of coherent and partly coherent Gaussian beams, with the same Fresnel numbers, in an inhomogeneous medium were discovered. (physical basis of quantum electronics)},

doi = {10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001551},

journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},

issn = {1063-7818},

number = 8,

volume = 29,

place = {United States},

year = {1999},

month = {8}

}