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Collapsing light really shines (presentation video)
Author(s): Alexander L. Gaeta
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Paper Abstract

The history of super continuum generation with ultrashort pulses in bulk media will be reviewed. In particular, a description on how the self-focusing dynamics leads to shock formation and the generation of extremely broad spectra when an ultrashort pulse travels through a transparent gas, liquid, or solid.

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Date Published: 4 May 2014
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 8940, Optical Biopsy XII, 894012 (4 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2032201
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Alexander L. Gaeta, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8940:
Optical Biopsy XII
Robert R. Alfano; Stavros G. Demos, Editor(s)

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