, Volume 77, Issue 2-3, pp 185-195
Date: 24 Jun 2003

Theory and simulation of supercontinuum generation in transparent bulk media

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Abstract

Comprehensive model and computer simulations of the supercontinuum generation in bulk media are presented. Using water and air as representative condensed and gaseous media, the standard model for white-light generation is put to test. It is shown that besides the intensity clamping and plasma-induced frequency blue shift, the linear chromatic dispersion plays an important role. It is the major factor that determines the achievable spectral extent of the supercontinuum.

PACS

42.65.-k; 42.65.Hw; 42.65.Ky; 42.65.Sf