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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2925–2927

Flat-plateau supercontinuum generation in liquid absorptive medium by femtosecond filamentation

Li Wang, Ya-Xian Fan, Zhen-Dong Yan, Hui-Tian Wang, and Zhen-Lin Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 17, pp. 2925-2927 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002925


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Abstract

We have studied filamentation and supercontinuum generation by focusing the intense femtosecond laser pulses into an absorptive medium ( Cu SO 4 aqueous solution). A broad spectrum from 350 to 950 nm with a flat plateau spanning approximately from 450 to 700 nm with a flatness of 9% is obtained without any additional filters. The results indicate that the absorptive medium not only suppresses the strong surplus femtosecond laser signal but also flattens the supercontinuum spectrum efficiently.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2010
Published: August 25, 2010

Citation
Li Wang, Ya-Xian Fan, Zhen-Dong Yan, Hui-Tian Wang, and Zhen-Lin Wang, "Flat-plateau supercontinuum generation in liquid absorptive medium by femtosecond filamentation," Opt. Lett. 35, 2925-2927 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-17-2925


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