Scattering-induced changes in the temporal coherence length and the pulse duration of a partially coherent plane-wave pulse

Chaoliang Ding, Yangjian Cai, Olga Korotkova, Yongtao Zhang, Liuzhan Pan

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Abstract

The scattering of a partially coherent plane-wave pulse on a Gaussian-correlated, quasi-homogeneous random medium is investigated. The analytical expressions for the temporal coherence length and the pulse duration of the scattered field are derived. We demonstrate that the scattering-induced changes in the temporal coherence length and the pulse duration may be used to determine the correlation function of the scattering potential of the medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-519
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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