Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp 1211–1215 | Cite as

Supercontinuum generation under filamentation driven by intense femtosecond pulses in supercritical xenon and carbon dioxide

  • V. N. Bagratashvili
  • V. M. Gordienko
  • E. I. Mareev
  • N. V. Minaev
  • A. V. Ragulskaya
  • F. V. Potemkin


It is found that supercritical fluids are a unique source of multioctave supercontinuum radiation, which is generated upon filamentation of an intense femtosecond laser pulse. If the laser pulse power significantly exceeds the critical power of self-focusing, then a supercontinuum with a width of three and a half spectral octaves (from 350 to 2000 nm) is generated in supercritical xenon. The red wing of supercontinuum generated in supercritical carbon dioxide has the form of a plateau in the range from 1400 to 1900 nm, while the blue wing of the spectrum is almost completely attenuated.


supercritical fluids femtosecond filamentation generation of supercontinuum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Bagratashvili
    • 1
  • V. M. Gordienko
    • 2
  • E. I. Mareev
    • 2
  • N. V. Minaev
    • 3
  • A. V. Ragulskaya
    • 2
  • F. V. Potemkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics, International Laser CenterMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Photon Technologies, Research Center “Crystallography and Photinics”Russian Academy of SciencesTroitsk, MoscowRussia

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