The Supercontinuum Laser Source: The Ultimate White Light

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Springer, Feb 10, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 434 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Theory of SelfPhase Modulation and Spectral Broadening
1
Supercontinuum Generation in Condensed Matter
33
Ultrashort Pulse Propagation in Nonlinear Dispersive Fibers
101
CrossPhase Modulation A New Technique for Controlling the Spectral Temporal and Spatial Properties of Ultrashort Pulses
135
Fibre Based Supercontinuum
199
Generation of Ultrashort and Coherent Supercontinuum Light Pulses in AllNormal Dispersion Fibers
247
SelfFocusing and Continuum Generation in Gases
281
Attosecond Extreme Ultraviolet Supercontinuum
337
Supercontinuum in Telecom Applications
371
Current Applications of Supercontinuum Light
405
Index
425
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Robert R. Alfano, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of the City University of New York, has contributed significantly to the field of ultrafast laser science and is a pioneer in the application of light and development of new tunable Cr3+/Cr4+ lasers, advance of laser spectroscopic and optical imaging techniques for condensed matter and biomedical photonics, and study of ultrafast optical pulse propagation and imaging in scattering media. He is a fellow of APS, OSA, IEEE, NY Academy of Science, and Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He received his PhD. in physics from New York University and spent 8 years at GTE Labs (now Verizon) before joining CCNY. Prof. Alfano received the OSA Charles Hard Townes Award in 2008, the SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award in 2012, and the APS Arthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science in 2013.

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