Applied Physics B

, 124:182 | Cite as

Expanding up to far-infrared filamentation-induced supercontinuum spanning in chalcogenide glasses

  • O. Mouawad
  • P. Béjot
  • P. Mathey
  • P. Froidevaux
  • A. Lemière
  • F. Billard
  • B. Kibler
  • F. Désévédavy
  • G. Gadret
  • J.-C. Jules
  • O. Faucher
  • F. SmektalaEmail author


We report on far-infrared filament-induced supercontinuum obtained with three chalcogenide glasses. The introduction of more polarizable elements (Se instead of S and Te instead of S and Se) into the glasses increases their non-linearity and transmission window and also shifts gradually corresponding zero-dispersion wavelength in the infrared region. Overall chalcogenide glasses were pumped with 65-fs pulses at the optimal wavelength with respect to supercontinuum extension. An infrared spanning reaching the 16-µm threshold is obtained.



We acknowledge the financial support from the Conseil Régional de Bourgogne and the FEDER (Fonds Européen de Développement Régional) through the Photcom PARI program. This project has been performed in cooperation with the Labex ACTION program (contract ANR-11-LABX-0001-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Mouawad
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Béjot
    • 1
  • P. Mathey
    • 1
  • P. Froidevaux
    • 1
  • A. Lemière
    • 1
  • F. Billard
    • 1
  • B. Kibler
    • 1
  • F. Désévédavy
    • 1
  • G. Gadret
    • 1
  • J.-C. Jules
    • 1
  • O. Faucher
    • 1
  • F. Smektala
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.ICB, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de BourgogneUMR 6303 CNRS-Université de Bourgogne Franche-ComtéDijonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Énergétique et Réactivité à l’Echelle Nanométrique (EREN)Université Libanaise FSIVZahlehLebanon

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