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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2301–2309

Complete characterization of supercontinuum coherence

Goëry Genty, Minna Surakka, Jari Turunen, and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 2301-2309 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.002301


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Abstract

Using second-order coherence theory of nonstationary light we examine in detail the coherence properties of supercontinuum radiation generated in nonlinear fibers. We show that the supercontinuum can be divided into quasi-coherent and quasi-stationary parts and that the relative contributions depend on the dynamics involved in the spectral broadening process. We establish the correspondence between the quasi-coherent part of the two-frequency correlation function of the second-order theory and the usual Dudley–Coen degree of coherence used to characterize the shot-to-shot stability of supercontinuum sources. Experimental implementation for measuring separately the quasi-coherent and quasi-stationary contributions is further addressed. Our results open the route for complete characterization of supercontinuum coherence.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2011
Published: August 31, 2011

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September 2, 2011 Spotlight on Optics

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Goëry Genty, Minna Surakka, Jari Turunen, and Ari T. Friberg, "Complete characterization of supercontinuum coherence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2301-2309 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-9-2301


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