General Practical Considerations

  • Audrius DubietisEmail author
  • Arnaud Couairon
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Supercontinuum generation in transparent bulk media results from femtosecond filamentation, which involves a complex interplay among linear (diffraction and GVD) and nonlinear effects (self-focusing, self-phase modulation, pulse-front steepening, generation of optical shocks, multiphoton absorption/ionization, free-electron plasma generation, etc.), which become coupled in space and time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laser Research CenterVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Centre de Physique ThéoriqueEcole polytechnique, CNRS, Institut Polytechnique de ParisParisFrance

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