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.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2006
Published: November 9, 2006
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)