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Title:Diffraction of Cycolstationary Light
Author(s):Cheng, Tong
Contributor(s):Carney, P. Scott
pulsed lasers
light diffraction
cyclostationary light
statistical optics
Abstract:The technology of fast-pulsed lasers is developing at dramatic speed with pulsed laser systems producing shorter pulses with higher repetition rates every year. However, one problem comes with the advanced technology of fast pulses -- the standard statistical optical theory is not sufficient to describe the propagation and scattering of these pulsed fields. Statistical optics is based on stationary, nondeterministic light, but very fast short pulses cannot be modeled in stationarity. Such fields can still be interpreted as other type of random process. My research is on the diffraction of random pulses from arbitrary diffraction masks. I started with the diffraction pattern of the most simple deterministic light, and then stationary light. Comparing the diffraction patterns of these two with the diffraction of cyclostationary pulsed light, I hope to have better insight into the fast short pulse train problem.
Issue Date:2012-05
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-09

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