The Supercontinuum Laser Source

The Ultimate White Light

  • Robert R. Alfano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Y. R. Shen, Guo-Zhen Yang
    Pages 1-32
  3. Q. Z. Wang, P. P. Ho, Robert R. Alfano
    Pages 33-100
  4. J. C. Travers, J. R. Taylor
    Pages 199-245
  5. Alexander M. Heidt, Alexander Hartung, Hartmut Bartelt
    Pages 247-280
  6. Paul B. Corkum, Claude Rolland
    Pages 281-298
  7. J. H. Glownia, J. Misewich, P. P. Sorokin
    Pages 299-336
  8. Qi Zhang, Kun Zhao, Zenghu Chang
    Pages 337-370
  9. S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. Kobtsev, S. K. Turitsyn
    Pages 371-403
  10. Y. S. Rumala, R. Dorsinville, Robert R. Alfano
    Pages 405-424
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 425-434

About this book


This is the third edition of a well-known classic on ultrafast nonlinear and linear processes responsible for supercontinuum generation. Part I of the book reviews the progress achieved in experimental and theoretical understanding of the field, and goes over the applications developed since the discovery of the supercontinuum effect. The second part of the book covers recent research activity on supercontinuum phenomena and advances achieved since the publication of the previous edition. The new chapters specifically focus on: normal dispersion photonic band gap fibers; coherence in the supercontinuum; supercontinuum in the UV, NIR, and IR; and supercontinuum in XUV and X-rays for attosecond pulses.

The Supercontinuum Laser Source is a definitive work by one of the discoverers of the white light effect. It is indispensable reading for any researcher or student working in the field of ultrafast laser physics.


Alfano Shapiro Discovery Applications of Supercontinuum Laser Self-focusing Supercontinuum Generation Supercontinuum Laser Supercontinuum Theory Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert R. Alfano
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. PhysicsNEW YORKUSA

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