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Production and propagation of a modulated optical vortex through atmospheric turbulence
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of vortex beams as an information carrier for free-space laser communications has been proposed as a method for propagating through weak and strong atmospheric turbulence. This paper shows simulations of vortex charge conservation through turbulence and an analysis of the results. We also show an experimental demonstration of the generation of optical vortices with both integral and fractional charge using a segmented deformable mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7200, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves III, 72000G (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.814647
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Robert K. Tyson, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Marco Scipioni, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Greg Gbur, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
Jaime Viegas, INESC Porto (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7200:
Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves III
Olga Korotkova, Editor(s)

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