The control of white-light, supercontinuum generation by shaped laser pulses is demonstrated. In particular, energy efficiency has been improved by more than an order of magnitude within specified bandwidths. The improvement is larger than model calculations predict.
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(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
Douglass Schumacher, "Controlling continuum generation," Opt. Lett. 27, 451-453 (2002)