, Volume 77, Issue 2-3, pp 171-175
Date: 30 Jul 2003

Super-broadband continuum generation with transient self-focusing of a terawatt laser pulse in rare gases

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Abstract

Hyper-continuum that continuously covers from the VUV to the IR spectral regions with a flat spectral shape has been generated in nonlinear propagation in rare gases. The spectral intensity was 1 GW/nm with a conversion efficiency of >50%. The spectral, spatial, and temporal characteristics have been studied.

PACS

42.65.Jx; 42.65.Re