15 February 2008 The evolution of vortex beams in atmospheric turbulence
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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.
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Greg Gbur, "The evolution of vortex beams in atmospheric turbulence", Proc. SPIE 6878, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves II, 687804 (15 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.764550; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.764550

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