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The evolution of vortex beams in atmospheric turbulence
Author(s): Greg Gbur
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Paper Abstract

The evolution of the scintillation and topological charge of coherent vortex beams in turbulence is analyzed. Although such beams typically have inferior scintillation properties when compared with a comparable Gaussian beam, the topological charge of the vortex beam shows significant stability. The possibility of using such beams in optical communications is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, 687804 (15 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764550
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Greg Gbur, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6878:
Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II
Olga Korotkova, Editor(s)

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