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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • 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)

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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

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

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)

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