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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 685–690

Beam wander of an Airy beam with a spiral phase

Wei Wen and Xiuxiang Chu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 685-690 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.000685


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Abstract

Beam wander of an Airy beam with a spiral phase in turbulence is investigated. Using the Wigner distribution function, analytical expressions for the second-order moments and second central moments of an Airy beam with a spiral phase in turbulence are derived. A general expression of the beam wander for an Airy beam with a spiral phase is obtained. Based on the derived formula, various factors that impact on the beam wander are illustrated numerically. The results show that increasing the topological charge and the characteristic scale, or decreasing the exponential truncation factor, can be used to decrease the beam wander.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2014
Published: March 6, 2014

Citation
Wei Wen and Xiuxiang Chu, "Beam wander of an Airy beam with a spiral phase," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 685-690 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-4-685

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