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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3529–3531

Transformation from an ultrashort pulse to a spatiotemporal speckle by a thin scattering surface

E. Tal and Y. Silberberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 23, pp. 3529-3531 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003529


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Abstract

We have theoretically and experimentally studied the local temporal and spectral characteristics of an ultrashort pulse passing a simple thin diffusive element. We show that as one moves away from the diffuser the pulse evolves into a spatiotemporal speckle.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006

Citation
E. Tal and Y. Silberberg, "Transformation from an ultrashort pulse to a spatiotemporal speckle by a thin scattering surface," Opt. Lett. 31, 3529-3531 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-23-3529


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