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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 21–26

Elementary field representation of supercontinuum

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


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 21-26 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.000021


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Abstract

We describe the second-order coherence functions of supercontinuum (SC) in terms of elementary fields that can be obtained from measurable average quantities. The representation is based on the partition of the second-order correlation functions of SC into quasi-coherent and quasi-stationary contributions. Numerical simulations of statistical ensembles of SC pulses with different coherence properties are used to illustrate the elementary field model. Comparison with the SC coherent-mode expansion is presented, and we also simulate the propagation of the elementary fields in a dispersive fiber to demonstrate the benefits of the model.

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2012
Published: December 4, 2012

Citation
Minna Korhonen, Ari T. Friberg, Jari Turunen, and Goëry Genty, "Elementary field representation of supercontinuum," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 21-26 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-1-21


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