This new edition of a classic in the field has been expanded and enriched with new content and updated references.
The book covers the fundamental principles and surveys research of current thinkers and experts in the field with updated references of the key breakthroughs over the past decade and a half.
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About the Author
Dr. Robert R. Alfano's accomplishments in the field include:
Seminal patent on the supercontinuum.
Discovery of the supercontinuum.
Fellow of APS, OSA, IEEE, AP Sloan Fellow, published three (3) Physical Review Letters in one volume in 1970 on the supercontinuum.
700 published works, 80 patents, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering.
Photonic and ultrafast phenomena expert
Inventor of Cr4+ tunable lasers
Table of Contents
Alfano’s The Supercontinuum Laser Source 2/e
1989 Edition Preface
Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Theory of Self Phase Modulation and Spectral Boradening
Y.R. Shen and Guo-Zhen Yang
Chapter 2 Supercontinuum Generation and Condensed Matter
Q.Z. Wang, P.P. Ho, and R.R. Alfano
Chapter 3 Ultrashort Pulse Propagation in Nonlinear Dispersive Fibers
Govind P. Agrawal
Chapter 4 Cross-Phase Modulation: A New Technique for Controlling the
Spectral, Temporal, and Spatial Properties of Ultrashort Pulses
P.L. Baldeck, P.P. Ho, and R.R. Alfano
Chapter 5 Simple Models of Self-Phase and Induced-Phase Modulation
Jamal T. Manassah
Chapter 6 Self-steepening of Optical Pulses
Chapter 7 Self-focusing and Continuum Generation in Gases
Paul B. Corkum and Claude Rolland
Chapter 8 Utilization of UV and IR Supercontinua in Gas-Phase
Subpicosecond Kinetic Spectroscopy
J.H. Glownia, J. Misewich, and P.P. Sorokin
Chapter 9 Applications of Supercontinuum: Present and Future
R.Dorsinville, P.P. Ho, Jamal T. Manassah, and R.R. Alfano
Chapter 10 Pulse Compression in Single-Mode Fibers—Picoseconds to Femtoseconds
A.M. Johnson and C.V. Shank
Part II: New Developments
Chapter 11 Coherence Properties of the Supercontinuum Source
I. Zeylikovich and R.R. Alfano
Chapter 12 Supercontinuum Generation in Materials (Solids, Liquids, Gases, Air)
Chapter 13 Supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber
Chapter 14 Supercontinuum in wavelength division multiplex telecommunication
Chapter 15 Femtosecond Pump – Supercontinuum Probe for Applications in Semiconductors, Biology and Chemistry
Chapter 16 Supercontinuum in optical coherence tomography
Chapter 17 Supercontinuum in fs carrier-envelope phase stabilization
Chapter 18 Supercontinuum in ultrafast pulse compression
Chapter 19 Supercontinuum in time and frequency metrology
Chapter 20 Supercontinuum in Atmospheric Science
Chapter 21 Coherence of the Supercontinuum