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Partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model beams
We consider a class of beams that are both partially polarized and partially coherent from the spatial standpoint. They are characterized by a correlation matrix whose elements have the same form asExpand
Synthesis of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model sources
An experimental procedure for the synthesis of a class of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model sources is proposed. The experimental set-up is based on Mach-Zenhder interferometer. This kind ofExpand
Far field of beams generated by quasi-homogeneous sources passing through polarization gratings
We analyze the polarization features of the beam, generated by a class of partially polarized quasi-homogeneous sources, which propagates through a polarization grating. Analytical expressions in theExpand
Pulsed light beams in vacuum with superluminal and negative group velocities.
We study the group velocity of pulsed light beams in vacuum. Gouy's phase associated with the diffraction of transversally limited pulses can create a strong anomalous dispersion in vacuum leading toExpand
ESA’s Lidar Missions Aeolus and EarthCARE
ESAs Earth Explorer Aeolus was launched in August 2018. Aboard the first spaceborne wind lidar ALADIN (Atmospheric LAser Doppler INstrument) was switched on in early September 2018 and demonstratedExpand
High energy, single frequency, tunable laser source operating in burst mode for space based lidar applications
This paper describes energetic, spatial, temporal and spectral characterization measurements of the Engineering Qualification Model (EQM) of the Laser Transmitter Assembly (TXA) used in the ALADINExpand
High energy, single frequency, tunable laser source operating in burst mode for space based lidar applications
This paper describes the laser transmitter assembly used in the ALADIN instrument currently in C/D development phase for the ESA ADM-AEOLUS mission (EADS Astrium as prime contractor for the satelliteExpand