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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 708–716

Statistics of optical vortex wander on propagation through atmospheric turbulence

Yalong Gu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 708-716 (2013)

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The transverse position of an optical vortex on propagation through atmospheric turbulence is studied. The probability density of the optical vortex position on a transverse plane in the atmosphere is formulated in weak turbulence by using the Born approximation. With these formulas, the effect of aperture averaging on topological charge detection is investigated. These results provide quantitative guidelines for the design of an optimal detector of topological charge, which has potential application in optical vortex communication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 22, 2013

Yalong Gu, "Statistics of optical vortex wander on propagation through atmospheric turbulence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 708-716 (2013)

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