The generalized Wolf shift for cyclostationary fields

Robert W. Schoonover, Brynmor J. Davis, P. Scott Carney

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Correlation dependent, propagation-induced shifts in the generalized spectra of cyclostationary, random fields are predicted. This result generalizes the Wolf shift for stationary fields and is applicable to periodic trains of fast pulses such as might be generated in comb spectroscopy or other mode-locked pulsed systems. Examples illustrate these shifts for intrinsically stationary fields and the fields generated by a mode-locked laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4705-4711
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 16 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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