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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 16, 2009
  • pp: 4705–4711

The generalized Wolf shift for cyclostationary fields

Robert W. Schoonover, Brynmor J. Davis, and P. Scott Carney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 4705-4711 (2009)

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Correlation dependent, propagation-induced shifts in the generalized spectra of cyclostationary, random fields are predicted. This result generalizes the Wolf shift for stationary fields and is applicable to periodic trains of fast pulses such as might be generated in comb spectroscopy or other mode-locked pulsed systems. Examples illustrate these shifts for intrinsically stationary fields and the fields generated by a mode-locked laser.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2009
Published: March 9, 2009

Robert W. Schoonover, Brynmor J. Davis, and P. Scott Carney, "The generalized Wolf shift for cyclostationary fields," Opt. Express 17, 4705-4711 (2009)

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