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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 5160–5165

Spectral elementary-coherence-function representation for partially coherent light pulses

Ari T. Friberg, Hanna Lajunen, and Víctor Torres-Company  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 5160-5165 (2007)

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A broad class of partially coherent non-stationary fields can be expressed in terms of the recently proposed independent-elementary-pulse model. In this work we first introduce a corresponding dual representation in the frequency domain and then extend this concept by considering shifted and weighted elementary spectral coherence functions. We prove that this method, which closely describes practical optical systems, leads to properly defined correlation functions. As an example, we demonstrate that our new model characterizes, in a natural way, trains of ultra-short pulses, affected by noise and timing jitter, emitted by usual modulators employed in telecom applications.

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

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2007
Published: April 13, 2007

Ari T. Friberg, Hanna Lajunen, and Victor Torres-Company, "Spectral elementary-coherence-function representation for partially coherent light pulses," Opt. Express 15, 5160-5165 (2007)

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