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Study on the temporal coherence function of a femtosecond optical frequency comb
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The interference measurement using the femtosecond optical frequency comb (FOFC) is in progress at present. We analyzed the temporal coherence function (TCF) of an FOFC since which is the fundamental description of the interference phenomenon. As a result, it has been understood that the same high coherence peak exists during the time which is equal to the repetitions interval in the traveling direction of the FOFC. The theoretical derivation has been used to model the TCF of an FOFC and shows good agreement with experimental measurements which is taken with a combination of an ordinary Michelson interferometer and an unbalanced optical-path Michelson interferometer.

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Date Published: 17 June 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7389, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI, 73891R (17 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824210
Show Author Affiliations
Dong Wei, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Satoru Takahashi, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kiyoshi Takamasu, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hirokazu Matsumoto, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7389:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI
Peter H. Lehmann, Editor(s)

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