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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3224–3229

Femtosecond supercontinuum generation in a quadratic nonlinear medium (KDP)

N. K. M. Naga Srinivas, S. Sree Harsha, and D. Narayana Rao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3224-3229 (2005)

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We report the first ever femtosecond supercontinuum generation in a KDP crystal using ~100 fs pulses at 790 nm irradiation. Due to the quadratic nonlinearities of the KDP crystal an enhanced bandwidth of 385–960 nm is generated. The spatial and temporal coherence of the generated white light is demonstrated using Young’s double slit interference configuration and a Michelson interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Original Manuscript: March 2, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

N.K. M. Naga Srinivas, S. Sree Harsha, and D. Narayana Rao, "Femtosecond supercontinuum generation in a quadratic nonlinear medium (KDP)," Opt. Express 13, 3224-3229 (2005)

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