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Optical beam spread and beam quality factor in the presence of both an initial quartic phase aberration and atmospheric turbulence are studied. We obtain the analytical expressions for both beam radius-squared and the beam quality factor using the moment method, and we compare these expressions with the results from Monte Carlo simulations, which allow us to mutually validate the theory and the Monte Carlo simulation codes. We then analyze the first-and second-order statistical moments of thedoi:10.1117/1.oe.53.8.086108 fatcat:pbf6jmoqlfhmro4qwjj4yz56iu