Abstract

It is found that if a laser beam has vortex properties, then its random wandering in a turbulent medium decreases. The higher the orbital angular momentum (topological charge) carried by the beam, the higher the beam stability. The most stable vortex beam occupies the largest volume in space.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

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