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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2607–2609

Effects of low-order atmosphere-turbulence aberrations on the entangled orbital angular momentum states

Xueli Sheng, Yixin Zhang, Fengsheng Zhao, Licheng Zhang, and Yun Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2607-2609 (2012)

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Based on Zernike-model expansion of turbulence phase aberrations and non-Kolmogorov spectrum model of index-of-refraction fluctuation, we analyze the effects of low-order Zernike turbulence aberrations on orbital angular momentum (OAM) entanglement states in a weak fluctuation region. The signal photon detection probability of OAM entanglement states propagating in a slant turbulence channel with non-Kolmogorov turbulence Z-tilt, defocus, astigmatism, and coma aberrations are modeled, respectively. The results demonstrate that turbulence Z-tilt aberration is the dominant aberration, coma is the second, and astigmatism is the third, but that the defocus aberration has no impact on the detection probability. As the power-law exponent of the non-Kolmogorov spectrum increases from 3 to 4, the detection probability decreases.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2012
Published: June 22, 2012

Xueli Sheng, Yixin Zhang, Fengsheng Zhao, Licheng Zhang, and Yun Zhu, "Effects of low-order atmosphere-turbulence aberrations on the entangled orbital angular momentum states," Opt. Lett. 37, 2607-2609 (2012)

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