The parametric generation process driven from an incoherent pump exhibits a condensation phenomenon characterized by a sudden transition of coherence in which the incoherent pump and incoherent signal waves, spontaneously evolve towards highly coherent states.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
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