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Applied Physics B

, Volume 85, Issue 4, pp 531–538 | Cite as

Simulation of third-harmonic and supercontinuum generation for femtosecond pulses in air

  • M. KolesikEmail author
  • E.M. Wright
  • A. Becker
  • J.V. Moloney
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Abstract

Numerical simulations of third-harmonic and supercontinuum generation for femtosecond pulses propagating in air are presented which, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, do not rely on the decomposition of the total field into slowly-varying fields centered around the fundamental and third-harmonic. The simulation results are interpreted using an effective three-wave mixing approach, and together they provide new insights into the relation between third-harmonic and supercontinuum radiation.

Keywords

Pulse Energy Femtosecond Pulse High Pulse Energy Nonlinear Optical Response Supercontinuum Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kolesik
    • 1
    Email author
  • E.M. Wright
    • 1
  • A. Becker
    • 2
  • J.V. Moloney
    • 1
  1. 1.ACMS and Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex SystemsDresdenGermany

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