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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5440–5455

Creation of photonic orbital angular momentum by distributed volume turbulence

Denis W. Oesch, Darryl J. Sanchez, Anita L. Gallegos, Jason M. Holzman, Terry J. Brennan, Julie C. Smith, William J. Gibson, Tom C. Farrell, and Patrick R. Kelly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5440-5455 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.005440


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Abstract

In previous work, we presented theory of how atmospheric turbulence can impart orbital angular momentum to propagating optical waves. In this paper we provide the first experimental demonstration of the detection of orbital angular momentum from distributed volume turbulence through the identification of well-defined, turbulence-induced, optical vortex trails in Shack-Hartmann wave front sensor measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2013
Published: February 26, 2013

Citation
Denis W. Oesch, Darryl J. Sanchez, Anita L. Gallegos, Jason M. Holzman, Terry J. Brennan, Julie C. Smith, William J. Gibson, Tom C. Farrell, and Patrick R. Kelly, "Creation of photonic orbital angular momentum by distributed volume turbulence," Opt. Express 21, 5440-5455 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-5-5440


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