Supercontinuum generation in a multi-plate medium

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We analyze femtosecond supercontinuum generation in a distribution of thin solid plates to show that the distributed scheme inhibits processes leading to pulse breakup while allowing spectral expansion to proceed as desired. We introduce basic criteria for setting the plate thickness or initial laser intensity and the location of each plate in the laser beam path and confirm that under these conditions a fully-coherent and intense supercontinuum can be generated for input peak power of as much as two thousand times the critical power for self-focusing of the solid medium.


  • Yu Chen Cheng
  • Chih Hsuan Lu
  • Yuan Yao Lin
  • A. H. Kung
External organisations
  • Tsinghua University
  • National Sun Yat-sen University
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7224-7231
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 4
Publication categoryResearch