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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1397–1399

Infrared extension of the super continuum generated by femtosecond terawatt laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. André, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Wöste  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 18, pp. 1397-1399 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001397


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Abstract

We investigated the spectral behavior of a white-light continuum generated in air by 2-TW femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm. The spectrum extends at least from 300 nm to 4.5 μm. From 1 to 1.6 μm the continuum's intensity increases strongly with the laser energy and depends on the initial chirp.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

Citation
J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. André, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Wöste, "Infrared extension of the super continuum generated by femtosecond terawatt laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere," Opt. Lett. 25, 1397-1399 (2000)
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