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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 190–195

Non-uniformly correlated partially coherent pulses

Hanna Lajunen and Toni Saastamoinen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 190-195 (2013)

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We consider partially coherent plane-wave pulses with non-uniform correlation distributions and study their propagation in linear second-order dispersive media. Particular models for coherence functions are introduced both in time and frequency domains. It is shown that the maximum peak of the pulse energy can be accelerating or decelerating and also self-focusing effects are possible due to coherence-induced propagation effects.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2012
Published: January 3, 2013

Hanna Lajunen and Toni Saastamoinen, "Non-uniformly correlated partially coherent pulses," Opt. Express 21, 190-195 (2013)

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