Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 2–3, pp 185–195 | Cite as

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kolesik
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Katona
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J.V. Moloney
    • 1
    • 2
  • E.M. Wright
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaUSA
  2. 2.ACMSUniversity of ArizonaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaUSA

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