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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7011–7018

Analysis of the temporal coherence function of a femtosecond optical frequency comb

Dong Wei, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Hirokazu Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7011-7018 (2009)

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The temporal coherence function of the femtosecond pulse train from femtosecond optical frequency comb (FOFC) has been studied. The theoretical derivation, which is based on the electric field equations of a pulse train, has been used to model the temporal coherence function of the FOFC and shows good agreement with experimental measurements which are taken with a modified Michelson interferometer. The theoretical and experimental points of view provide useful information for applications of FOFC in imaging and metrology.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2009
Published: April 13, 2009

Dong Wei, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Hirokazu Matsumoto, "Analysis of the temporal coherence function of a femtosecond optical frequency comb," Opt. Express 17, 7011-7018 (2009)

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