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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2223–2226

Time–frequency uncertainty relationship of a partially temporally coherent pulse train

Haitao Liu, Guoguang Mu, and Lie Lin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 2223-2226 (2006)

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On the basis of the recently introduced definition of energy spectrum of a partially temporally coherent pulse train [ Opt. Lett. 29, 394 (2004) ], we show that the well-known time–frequency uncertainty relationship applicable to a fully temporally coherent pulse train is still correct for a partially temporally coherent pulse train. The condition under which the uncertainty relationship reaches equality is derived. An example is presented to illustrate the validity of the uncertainty relationship.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2006

Haitao Liu, Guoguang Mu, and Lie Lin, "Time-frequency uncertainty relationship of a partially temporally coherent pulse train," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2223-2226 (2006)

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