Ultrafast Supercontinuum Generation in Transparent Solid-State Media

  • Audrius Dubietis
  • Arnaud Couairon

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Audrius Dubietis, Arnaud Couairon
    Pages 1-5
  3. Physical Picture of Supercontinuum Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Audrius Dubietis, Arnaud Couairon
      Pages 9-26
    3. Audrius Dubietis, Arnaud Couairon
      Pages 27-46
  4. Overview of the Experimental Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Audrius Dubietis, Arnaud Couairon
      Pages 49-63
    3. Audrius Dubietis, Arnaud Couairon
      Pages 65-94
    4. Audrius Dubietis, Arnaud Couairon
      Pages 95-125

About this book


This book presents the underlying physical picture and an overview of the state of the art of femtosecond supercontinuum generation in various transparent solid-state media, ranging from wide-bandgap dielectrics to semiconductor materials, and across various parts of the optical spectrum, from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared. A particular emphasis is placed on the most recent experimental developments: multioctave supercontinuum generation with pumping in the mid-infrared spectral range, spectral control, power and energy scaling of broadband radiation and the development of simple, flexible and robust pulse compression techniques, which deliver few optical cycle pulses and which could be readily implemented in a variety of modern ultrafast laser systems. The expected audience includes graduate students, professionals and scientists working in the field of laser-matter interactions and ultrafast nonlinear optics.


Supercontinuum generation in wide bandgap dielectrics Femtosecond laser filamentation Ultrafast nonlinear optics Ultrafast laser-matter interaction Transparent dielectrics Supercontinuum generation in semiconductors Multioctave supercontinuum generation

Authors and affiliations

  • Audrius Dubietis
    • 1
  • Arnaud Couairon
    • 2
  1. 1.Laser Research CenterVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Centre de Physique ThéoriqueEcole polytechnique, CNRS, Institut Polytechnique de ParisParisFrance

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