Inspec keywords: laser beams; optical transmitters; atmospheric light propagation; atmospheric turbulence

Other keywords: transmitter plane; flattened Gaussian beam; atmospheric turbulence; optical intensity; optical wireless communications; optimal distribution; laser beam; turbulent atmosphere; split-step beam propagation method; scintillation index

Subjects: Light propagation; Optical communication equipment; Laser beam characteristics and interactions; Laser beam interactions and properties; Optical communication devices, equipment and systems; Atmospheric laser beam propagation