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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9390–9396

Stochastic pulse models of a partially-coherent elementary field representation of pulse coherence

Carlos R. Fernández-Pousa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9390-9396 (2013)

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A representation of the mutual coherence function (MCF) of a light pulse as an incoherent sum of partially-coherent elementary pulses is introduced. It is shown that this MCF can be decomposed into fully and partially-coherent constituents and three different pulse models of partially-coherent constituents are constructed: single elementary-pulse fluctuations, emission of elementary fields driven by white noise, and elementary pulses triggered by Poisson impulses. The fourth-order correlation function of this last model includes as limit cases those of the fluctuating-pulse and noise-driven-emission models. These results provide a means of extending elementary-field models to higher-order coherence theory.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(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: February 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published: April 9, 2013

Carlos R. Fernández-Pousa, "Stochastic pulse models of a partially-coherent elementary field representation of pulse coherence," Opt. Express 21, 9390-9396 (2013)

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