Abstract

Effects of pulse chirping on the dynamic of supercontinuum (SC) spectra generated by femtosecond laser pulses at 800nm in calcite are studied. When an 80fs laser pulse is stretched to more then 130fs by introducing positive or negative chirp, a strong and sharp spectral peak in the blue wing of the SC spectra is generated. The wavelength of this spectral peak is tuned by introducing chirp and pulse energy.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Evolution of on-axes SC spectra on pulse duration for ordinary waves: (a) 80 fs unchirped input pulse; dotted curve, spectrum of the input pulse; (b) 130, (c) 190, (d) 220, (e) 250 fs negatively chirped input pulses. Pulse energy is 1.28 μ J .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of on-axis SC spectra versus pulse energy for ordinary waves: (a) 0.8, (b) 1.04, (c) 1.44, (d) 2 μ J . The input pulse is 190 fs , negatively chirped.

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