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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 31–36

Single-shot temporal coherence measurements of random lasing media

Vassilis M. Papadakis, Andreas Stassinopoulos, Demetrios Anglos, Spiros H. Anastasiadis, Emmanuel P. Giannelis, and Dimitris G. Papazoglou  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 31-36 (2007)

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A new method, to our knowledge, is proposed that enables single-shot measurements of the temporal coherence properties of pulsed laser sources. By modification of a Michelson interferometer, two replicas of the source are formed. Owing to the symmetry of the configuration, the optical path difference and, consequently, the visibility of the resulting interference fringes are varied over one dimension. This effectively replaces the mechanical scanning performed in a typical interferometer and thereby provides a direct measurement of the temporal coherence of a single pulse. Our method is successfully applied to the study of the single-shot temporal coherence of a Rhodamine 6G– ZnO –poly(methyl methacrylate) random laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(100.4550) Image processing : Correlators
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2006

Vassilis M. Papadakis, Andreas Stassinopoulos, Demetrios Anglos, Spiros H. Anastasiadis, Emmanuel P. Giannelis, and Dimitris G. Papazoglou, "Single-shot temporal coherence measurements of random lasing media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 31-36 (2007)

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