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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 747–750

High spectral power femtosecond supercontinuum source by use of microlens array

Acner Camino, Zuoqiang Hao, Xu Liu, and Jingquan Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 747-750 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000747


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Abstract

Generation of a high spectral power supercontinuum (SC) is reported from controlled multifilamentation of femtosecond pulses in fused silica. The use of a microlens array allows the manipulation of the filamentation pattern under very high-incident laser pulse energy without sample damage and, consequently, compared with using a single focusing lens, higher power of SC generation with a similar spectral broadening can be obtained. Moreover, the role of the interplay between diffraction pattern and proximity to the focus of the microlens array in SC generation is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2013
Published: February 3, 2014

Citation
Acner Camino, Zuoqiang Hao, Xu Liu, and Jingquan Lin, "High spectral power femtosecond supercontinuum source by use of microlens array," Opt. Lett. 39, 747-750 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-747


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