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In-fiber frequency-domain measurement of ultrashort second-order correlations of incoherent light.
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PMID:  20517438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The second-order correlation function of incoherent light, which is usually measured in the time domain, can be alternatively measured in the frequency domain. Here, we use an all-optical technique in a highly nonlinear fiber for measuring the full spectrum of the fluctuations of the photocurrent (rf spectrum) generated by broadband radiation with different spectral coherence properties. Our experiments reveal that the rf spectrum of a light signal depends strongly on its spectral coherence properties. From a practical perspective, this ultrafast technique constitutes an alternative for measuring the intensity correlations of spectrally incoherent radiation.
Authors:
Victor Torres-Company; Carlos R Fernández-Pousa; Juan P Torres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1539-4794     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1850-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, H3A 2A7, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. victor.torrescompany@mail.mcgill.ca
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