Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 1 (2006)

Temporal Lau effect: Noncoherent regeneration of periodic pulse trains

J. Lancis, C. M. Gómez-Sarabia, J. Ojeda-Castañeda, C. R Fernández-Pousa, P. Andrés Bou

Abstract


We present an optical method for implementing the temporal Talbot effect with a spectrally incoherent optical source and a linear dispersive medium, at the first-order dispersion regime. We state the condition for achieving this effect, here denoted as the temporal Lau effect.

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