Abstract

We have studied filamentation and supercontinuum generation by focusing the intense femtosecond laser pulses into an absorptive medium (CuSO4 aqueous solution). A broad spectrum from 350 to 950nm with a flat plateau spanning approximately from 450 to 700nm with a flatness of 9% is obtained without any additional filters. The results indicate that the absorptive medium not only suppresses the strong surplus femtosecond laser signal but also flattens the supercontinuum spectrum efficiently.

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T. J. Wang, Y. P. Chen, C. Marceau, F. Theberge, M. Chateauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 131108 (2009).
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Chien, C. Y.

Chin, S. L.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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M. Raytchev, E. Pandurski, I. Buchvarov, C. Modrakowski, and T. Fiebig, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 4592 (2003).
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C. Wang, Y. X. Fu, Z. H. Zhou, Y. Cheng, and Z. Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 181119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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A. Srivastava and D. Goswami, Appl. Phys. B 77, 325 (2003).
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Gravel, J. F.

Ivanauskas, F.

V. Jukna, G. Tamosauskas, G. Valiulis, M. Aputis, M. Puida, F. Ivanauskas, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 94, 175 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jukna, V.

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[CrossRef]

Kandidov, V. P.

Kasparian, J.

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W. Liu, F. Theberge, E. Arevalo, J. F. Gravel, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Opt. Lett. 30, 2602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Liu, S. Petit, A. Becker, N. Akozbek, C. M. Bowden, and S. L. Chin, Opt. Commun. 202, 189 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

Marceau, C.

T. J. Wang, Y. P. Chen, C. Marceau, F. Theberge, M. Chateauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 131108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailovsky, A. A.

Miyazaki, K.

S. L. Chin, S. Petit, F. Borne, and K. Miyazaki, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L126 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mlejnek, M.

M. Mlejnek, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, and E. M. Wright, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Opt. Lett. 23, 382 (1998).
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Modrakowski, C.

M. Raytchev, E. Pandurski, I. Buchvarov, C. Modrakowski, and T. Fiebig, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 4592 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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M. Mlejnek, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, and E. M. Wright, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2938 (1999).
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M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Opt. Lett. 23, 382 (1998).
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Mysyrowicz, A.

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
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Oral, E.

A. Becker, N. Akozbek, K. Vijayalakshmi, E. Oral, C. M. Bowden, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. B 73, 287 (2001).

Pandurski, E.

M. Raytchev, E. Pandurski, I. Buchvarov, C. Modrakowski, and T. Fiebig, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 4592 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Petit, S.

W. Liu, S. Petit, A. Becker, N. Akozbek, C. M. Bowden, and S. L. Chin, Opt. Commun. 202, 189 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. L. Chin, S. Petit, F. Borne, and K. Miyazaki, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L126 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Petruska, M. A.

Puida, M.

V. Jukna, G. Tamosauskas, G. Valiulis, M. Aputis, M. Puida, F. Ivanauskas, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 94, 175 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Raytchev, M.

M. Raytchev, E. Pandurski, I. Buchvarov, C. Modrakowski, and T. Fiebig, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 4592 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Squier, J.

Srivastava, A.

A. Srivastava and D. Goswami, Appl. Phys. B 77, 325 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Stockman, M. I.

Tamosauskas, G.

V. Jukna, G. Tamosauskas, G. Valiulis, M. Aputis, M. Puida, F. Ivanauskas, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 94, 175 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Theberge, F.

T. J. Wang, Y. P. Chen, C. Marceau, F. Theberge, M. Chateauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 131108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Liu, F. Theberge, E. Arevalo, J. F. Gravel, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Opt. Lett. 30, 2602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Valiulis, G.

V. Jukna, G. Tamosauskas, G. Valiulis, M. Aputis, M. Puida, F. Ivanauskas, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 94, 175 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Vijayalakshmi, K.

A. Becker, N. Akozbek, K. Vijayalakshmi, E. Oral, C. M. Bowden, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. B 73, 287 (2001).

Wang, C.

C. Wang, Y. X. Fu, Z. H. Zhou, Y. Cheng, and Z. Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 181119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, T. J.

T. J. Wang, Y. P. Chen, C. Marceau, F. Theberge, M. Chateauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 131108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J. P.

Wright, E. M.

M. Mlejnek, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, and E. M. Wright, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Opt. Lett. 23, 382 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z. Z.

C. Wang, Y. X. Fu, Z. H. Zhou, Y. Cheng, and Z. Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 181119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Z. H.

C. Wang, Y. X. Fu, Z. H. Zhou, Y. Cheng, and Z. Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 181119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

A. Becker, N. Akozbek, K. Vijayalakshmi, E. Oral, C. M. Bowden, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. B 73, 287 (2001).

A. Srivastava and D. Goswami, Appl. Phys. B 77, 325 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Jukna, G. Tamosauskas, G. Valiulis, M. Aputis, M. Puida, F. Ivanauskas, and A. Dubietis, Appl. Phys. B 94, 175 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

C. Wang, Y. X. Fu, Z. H. Zhou, Y. Cheng, and Z. Z. Xu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 181119 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Wang, Y. P. Chen, C. Marceau, F. Theberge, M. Chateauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 131108 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. A (1)

M. Raytchev, E. Pandurski, I. Buchvarov, C. Modrakowski, and T. Fiebig, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 4592 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 (1)

S. L. Chin, S. Petit, F. Borne, and K. Miyazaki, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 2 38, L126 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

W. Liu, S. Petit, A. Becker, N. Akozbek, C. M. Bowden, and S. L. Chin, Opt. Commun. 202, 189 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rep. (1)

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. Mlejnek, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, and E. M. Wright, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2938 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Brodeur and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4406 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Transmission spectrum of Cu SO 4 solution at 0.032 mol / l . Inset, (a) schematic diagram of the experimental setup; (b) the images of conical emission.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Supercontinuum spectra generated in Cu SO 4 solution at different concentrations and in pure water. Input pulse energy was 36 μJ . Inset, linear plots of spectra at 0.032 mol / l .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Supercontinuum spectra at different input pulse energies with a fixed concentration ( 0.032 mol / l ).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transmitted spectrum of SCG of pure water in the filter experiment (blue dotted curve) and SCG spectrum generated in dilute Cu SO 4 solution directly (red solid curve).

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