The discovery of supercontinuum generation and applications
A special session at SPIE Photonics West celebrated the 45th anniversary of the supercontinuum. Audio and slides from the presentations are available.
45th anniversary presentations:Ultimate ultrafast white light's first observations: early discovery circa 1970Robert R. Alfano, The City College of New York (USA) Slides and audioEvolution of the supercontinuum sourceJames Roy Taylor, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)Slides and audioSupercontinuum generation in optical fibers and its biomedical applicationsGovind P. Agrawal, Univ. of Rochester (USA)Slides and audioWhite light for the fast lane: supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion fibers for ultrafast photonicsAlexander M. Heidt, Univ.of Southampton (United Kingdom)Slides and audioSupercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber at the advent of femtosecond combsSteven T. Cundiff, JILA (USA)Paper, slides and audioCollapsing light really shinesAlexander L. Gaeta, Cornell Univ. (USA)Slides and audioCross-phase modulation in optical Kerr media: from early discovery works to recent all-optical applicationsPatrice L. Baldeck, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)Paper
Video interview with Robert Alfano: The supercontinuum: discovery and future applications