Partially coherent light pulse and its propagation

Qiang Lin, Ligang Wang, Shi Yao ZHU

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The concept of partially coherent Gaussian Schell-Model pulse (GSMP) is introduced in time domain, which can be used to characterize light pulses whose amplitude and phase are partially correlated. An analytical propagation formula of GSMP through dispersive media is derived rigorously by using tensor method. An application example showing the influences of coherence property on the propagation of pulses are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Partially coherent light pulse
  • Propagation
  • Tensor method


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