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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 225–230

Vortex beam propagation through atmospheric turbulence and topological charge conservation

Greg Gbur and Robert K. Tyson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 225-230 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.000225


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Abstract

The propagation of vortex beams through weak-to-strong atmospheric turbulence is simulated and analyzed. It is demonstrated that the topological charge of such a beam is a robust quantity that could be used as an information carrier in optical communications. The advantages and limitations of such an approach are discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and oceanic optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Citation
Greg Gbur and Robert K. Tyson, "Vortex beam propagation through atmospheric turbulence and topological charge conservation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 225-230 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-1-225


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