Coherent superpositions of Laguerre-Gaussian beams are used for range measurements. The impact of atmospheric turbulence is investigated. A scheme is introduced to synthesize beams which are robust against a specified class of perturbations.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(150.5670) Machine vision : Range finding
M. E. Testorf, C. Ly, and J. N. Mait, "Range Measurements through Turbulent Atmosphere Based on Laguerre Gaussian Modes," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FTuT6.