Temporal Coherence Properties of Stimulated Down-Conversion

  • P. H. Souto Ribeiro
  • S. Pádua
  • G. A. Barbosa
Conference paper


We have been interested in the coherence properties of spontaneous and stimulated down-conversion light. We verified that the spontaneous downconversion behaves as a spatially incoherent light source. Its transverse coherence properties are described by classical coherence theory.1 We have also shown that the stimulated downconversion has transverse coherence properties that can be controlled by the intensity of the auxiliary stimulating laser.2


Coherence Length Coherence Function Temporal Coherence Coherence Property Fringe Visibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. H. Souto Ribeiro
    • 1
  • S. Pádua
    • 1
  • G. A. Barbosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física-ICExUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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