Abstract

Beam wander of an Airy beam with a spiral phase in turbulence is investigated. Using the Wigner distribution function, analytical expressions for the second-order moments and second central moments of an Airy beam with a spiral phase in turbulence are derived. A general expression of the beam wander for an Airy beam with a spiral phase is obtained. Based on the derived formula, various factors that impact on the beam wander are illustrated numerically. The results show that increasing the topological charge and the characteristic scale, or decreasing the exponential truncation factor, can be used to decrease the beam wander.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Influence of non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence on the beam quality of vortex beams

Jinhong Li, Weiwei Wang, Meiling Duan, and Jinlin Wei
Opt. Express 24(18) 20413-20423 (2016)

Propagation of an Airy beam with a spiral phase

Xiuxiang Chu
Opt. Lett. 37(24) 5202-5204 (2012)

Propagation of multi-Gaussian Schell-model vortex beams in isotropic random media

Miaomiao Tang and Daomu Zhao
Opt. Express 23(25) 32766-32776 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (23)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription