, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 590-594
Date: 05 Dec 2009

Diffraction contraction of short pulses

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Abstract

The mean intensity of partially coherent light pulses propagating in free space under arbitrary diffraction conditions on a transmitting aperture has been calculated. It has been shown that a decrease in the pulse duration leads to a decrease in the diffraction size of the beam compared to continuous-wave beams.

Original Russian Text © I.V. Zaloznaya, A.V. Falits, 2009, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.