Numerical investigation of enhanced femtosecond supercontinuum via a weak seed in noble gases

C. Shanor, T. Ensley, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, E. M. Wright, M. Kolesik

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Abstract

Numerical simulations are employed to elucidate the physics underlying the enhanced femtosecond supercontinuum generation previously observed during optical filamentation in noble gases and in the presence of a weak seed pulse. Simulations based on the metastable electronic state approach are shown not only to capture the qualitative features of the experiment, but also reveal the relation of the observed enhancement to recent developments in the area of sub-cycle engineering of filaments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15110-15119
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume24
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2016

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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