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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2003
  • pp: 1894–1899

Spectral coherence properties of temporally modulated stationary light sources

Hanna Lajunen, Jani Tervo, Jari Turunen, Pasi Vahimaa, and Frank Wyrowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 16, pp. 1894-1899 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001894


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Abstract

It is shown that partially spectrally coherent pulses of light with controlled spectral coherence properties can be generated by temporal modulation of beams emitted by stationary light sources. A method for generation of spectrally Gaussian Schell-model-type pulses is presented.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2003
Published: August 11, 2003

Citation
Hanna Lajunen, Jani Tervo, Jari Turunen, Pasi Vahimaa, and Frank Wyrowski, "Spectral coherence properties of temporally modulated stationary light sources," Opt. Express 11, 1894-1899 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-16-1894


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