Atmospheric turbulence decreases the heterodyne mixing efficiency of the optical heterodyne detection systems. Wavefront tilt correction is often used to improve the optical heterodyne mixing efficiency. But the performance of traditional centroid tracking tilt correction is poor under strong turbulence conditions. In this paper, a tilt correction method which tracking the peak value of laser spot on focal plane is proposed. Simulation results show that, under strong turbulence conditions, the performance of peak value tracking tilt correction is distinctly better than that of traditional centroid tracking tilt correction method, and the phenomenon of large antenna’s performance inferior to small antenna’s performance which may be occurred in centroid tracking tilt correction method can also be avoid in peak value tracking tilt correction method.