Quasi-stationary plane-wave optical pulses and the van Cittert-Zernike theorem in time
2006 (English)In: Journal of the Optical Society of America a-Optics Image Science and Vision, ISSN 1084-7529, Vol. 23, no 10, 2530-2537 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the properties of quasi-stationary, partially coherent, plane-wave optical pulses in the space-time and space-frequency domains. A generalized van Cittert-Zernike theorem in time is derived to describe the propagation of the coherence function of quasi-stationary pulses. The theory is applied to rectangular pulses chopped from a stationary light source, and the evolution characteristics of such pulse trains with different states of coherence are discussed and illustrated with numerical examples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 23, no 10, 2530-2537 p.
coherence properties, dispersive media, light-sources, propagation, fields
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16011ISI: 000240858500017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33751223515OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16011DiVA: diva2:334053
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved