We derive a complex area correlation theorem describing global second-order statistical properties of pulses propagating in coherent linear absorbers. We also illustrate temporal evolution of a generic partially coherent pulse in a coherent linear absorber by discussing the behavior of its temporal intensity profile and degree of coherence.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2012
Published: August 17, 2012
Laleh Mokhtarpour and Sergey A. Ponomarenko, "Complex area correlation theorem for statistical pulses in coherent linear absorbers," Opt. Lett. 37, 3498-3500 (2012)