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  • Vol. 57, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1176–1179

Propagation of Higher-Order Coherence Functions in Optically Lossy Media

J. L. ZUCKERMAN and J. B. DEVELIS  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 57, Issue 10, pp. 1176-1179 (1967)

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In this paper we extend the calculation of the propagation of the mutual power spectrum, Γ⌃(x1,x2,ν), for nonlinear dielectrics to the case of optically lossy media. In particular, in the quasi-monochromatic limit, the dependence of the mutual coherence function of the second harmonic wave on the full fourth-order coherence of the incoming radiant flux is discussed. An experiment utilizing this phenomenon is suggested.

J. L. ZUCKERMAN and J. B. DEVELIS, "Propagation of Higher-Order Coherence Functions in Optically Lossy Media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 1176-1179 (1967)

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