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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2811–2813

Coherence time measurements using a single detector with variable time resolution

Marc Assmann and Manfred Bayer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2811-2813 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002811


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Abstract

We present a simple technique for measuring coherence times for stationary light fields using a single detector with tunable time resolution. By measuring the equal-time second-order correlation function at varying instrument response functions it is possible to determine the coherence time and also the shape of the temporal decay without the need to record time-resolved data. The technique is demonstrated for pseudothermal light. Possible applications for dynamic light scattering and photon statistics measurements are discussed.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2012
Published: July 4, 2012

Citation
Marc Assmann and Manfred Bayer, "Coherence time measurements using a single detector with variable time resolution," Opt. Lett. 37, 2811-2813 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-14-2811

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