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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3293–3295

Supercontinuum generated in calcite with chirped femtosecond pulses

V. Kartazaev and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3293-3295 (2007)

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Effects of pulse chirping on the dynamic of supercontinuum (SC) spectra generated by femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm in calcite are studied. When an 80 fs laser pulse is stretched to more then 130 fs by introducing positive or negative chirp, a strong and sharp spectral peak in the blue wing of the SC spectra is generated. The wavelength of this spectral peak is tuned by introducing chirp and pulse energy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2007
Published: November 5, 2007

V. Kartazaev and R. R. Alfano, "Supercontinuum generated in calcite with chirped femtosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 32, 3293-3295 (2007)

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