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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.007011


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Abstract

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.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-9-7011


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