Jimbo, T., V.L. Caplan, Q.X. Li, Q.Z. Wang, P.P. Ho, and R.R. Alfano (1987)
Enhancement of ultrafast supercontinuum generation in water by ... Manassah,
J.T., P.P. Ho, A. Katz, and R.R. Alfano (1984) Ultrafast supercontinuum laser
Author: Robert R. Alfano
Nonlinear optics is one of the most important fields of science and engineering, covering the generation, transmission, and control of the whole spectrum of laser pulses in solids, liquids, gases, and fibers. In turn, one of the most important ultrafast nonlinear optical processes is the supercontinuum generation - the production of intense ultrafast broadband "white light" pulses. This book is intended to fill the need of both scientists and graduate students for a single source book containing the most necessary and relevant material on supercontinuum technology. It reviews the basic principles, surveys research results, and presents the current thinking of experts in the supercontinuum field.
This is the third edition of a well-known classic on ultrafast nonlinear and linear processes responsible for supercontinuum generation.
Author: Robert R. Alfano
This is the third edition of a well-known classic on ultrafast nonlinear and linear processes responsible for supercontinuum generation. Part I of the book reviews the progress achieved in experimental and theoretical understanding of the field, and goes over the applications developed since the discovery of the supercontinuum effect. The second part of the book covers recent research activity on supercontinuum phenomena and advances achieved since the publication of the previous edition. The new chapters specifically focus on: normal dispersion photonic band gap fibers; coherence in the supercontinuum; supercontinuum in the UV, NIR, and IR; and supercontinuum in XUV and X-rays for attosecond pulses. The Supercontinuum Laser Source is a definitive work by one of the discoverers of the white light effect. It is indispensable reading for any researcher or student working in the field of ultrafast laser physics.
With contributions from major figures and groups who have pioneered research in this field, the book describes the historical development of the subject, provides a background to the associated nonlinear optical processes, treats the ...
Author: J. M. Dudley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The optical fiber based supercontinuum source has recently become a significant scientific and commercial success, with applications ranging from frequency comb production to advanced medical imaging. This one-of-a-kind book explains the theory of fiber supercontinuum broadening, describes the diverse operational regimes and indicates principal areas of applications, making it a very important guide for researchers and graduate students. With contributions from major figures and groups who have pioneered research in this field, the book describes the historical development of the subject, provides a background to the associated nonlinear optical processes, treats the generation mechanisms from continuous wave to femtosecond pulse pump regimes and highlights the diverse applications. A full discussion of numerical methods and comprehensive computer code are also provided, enabling readers to confidently predict and model supercontinuum generation characteristics under realistic conditions.
Coherent fiber supercontinuum for biophotonics. Laser Photon Rev 2013;7(5):
628e45. Alfano RR. The supercontinuum laser source: the ultimate white light.
Springer; 2016. Tu H, Zhao Y, Liu Y, Liu YZ, Boppart S. Noise characterization of
Author: Robert R. Alfano
Publisher: William Andrew
Neurophotonics and Biomedical Spectroscopy addresses the novel state-of-the-art work in non-invasive optical spectroscopic methods that detect the onset and progression of diseases and other conditions, including pre-malignancy, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tissue and cell response to therapeutic intervention, unintended injury and laser energy deposition. The book then highlights research in neurophotonics that investigates single and multi-photon excitation optical signatures of normal/diseased nerve tissues and in the brain, providing a better understanding of the underlying biochemical and structural changes of tissues and cells that are responsible for the observed spectroscopic signatures. Topics cover a wide array of well-established UV, visible, NIR and IR optical and spectroscopic techniques and novel approaches to diagnose tissue changes, including: label free in vivo and ex vivo fluorescence spectroscopy, Stoke shift spectroscopy, spectral imaging, Resonance Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton two Photon excitation, and more. Provides an overview of the spectroscopic properties of tissue and tissue-light interaction, describing techniques to exploit these properties in imaging Explores the potential and significance of molecule-specific imaging and its capacity to reveal vital new information on nanoscale structures Offers a concise overview of different spectroscopic methods and their potential benefits for solving diagnostic and therapeutic problems
In this work, the SC radiation was recorded by compact Fabry–Pérot filter spectrometers ideally suited for sensitive standoff detection with real-time capability.
Mid-infrared (MIR) supercontinuum (SC) lasers are an attractive new option in the field of IR spectroscopy, especially for standoff detection. Supercontinuum radiation unites high brightness, high spatial coherence, and broadband spectral coverage, thereby surpassing thermal IR sources and challenging quantum cascade lasers. The employed SC source operates in the spectral region of 1.2–4.6 μm, filling the spectral gap where quantum cascade lasers lack broader availability. In this work, the SC radiation was recorded by compact Fabry–Pérot filter spectrometers ideally suited for sensitive standoff detection with real-time capability. The noise performance of the setup and measurements of different substances at standoff distances are presented, e.g., of different paints on a metal surface and an explosive precursor. Furthermore, the real-time capability of the setup is demonstrated by monitoring the evaporation of liquid 2-propanol.
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R. R. Alfano. The Supercontinuum Laser Source, Springer-Verlag, New York,
Author: Peter Hannaford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The embryonic development of femtoscience stems from advances made in the generation of ultrashort laser pulses. Beginning with mode-locking of glass lasers in the 1960s, the development of dye lasers brought the pulse width down from picoseconds to femtoseconds. The breakthrough in solid state laser pulse generation provided the current reliable table-top laser systems capable of average power of about 1 watt, and peak power density of easily watts per square centimeter, with pulse widths in the range of four to eight femtoseconds. Pulses with peak power density reaching watts per square centimeter have been achieved in laboratory settings and, more recently, pulses of sub-femtosecond duration have been successfully generated. As concepts and methodologies have evolved over the past two decades, the realm of ultrafast science has become vast and exciting and has impacted many areas of chemistry, biology and physics, and other fields such as materials science, electrical engineering, and optical communication. In molecular science the explosive growth of this research is for fundamental reasons. In femtochemistry and femtobiology chemical bonds form and break on the femtosecond time scale, and on this scale of time we can freeze the transition states at configurations never before seen. Even for n- reactive physical changes one is observing the most elementary of molecular processes. On a time scale shorter than the vibrational and rotational periods the ensemble behaves coherently as a single-molecule trajectory.
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Author: De Huai Zeng
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 2nd International Conference on Micro Nano Devices, Structure and Computing Systems (MNDSCS 2013), January 23-24, 2013, Shenzhen, China
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Author: Govind P. Agrawal
Publisher: Academic Press
Since the 3rd edition appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The fourth edition of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers. The contents include such important topics as self- and cross-phase modulation, stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering, four-wave mixing, modulation instability, and optical solitons. Many new figures have been added to help illustrate the concepts discussed in the book. New to this edition are chapters on highly nonlinear fibers and and the novel nonlinear effects that have been observed in these fibers since 2000. Such a chapter should be of interest to people in the field of new wavelengths generation, which has potential application in medical diagnosis and treatments, spectroscopy, new wavelength lasers and light sources, etc. Continues to be industry bestseller providing unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics Fourth Edition is a completely up-to-date treatment of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers Includes 2 NEW CHAPTERS on the properties of highly nonlinear fibers and their novel nonlinear effects
"Defence Research & Development Canada-Valcartier (DRDC Valcartier) initiated many projects on femtosecond laser based counter-measure applications.
"Defence Research & Development Canada-Valcartier (DRDC Valcartier) initiated many projects on femtosecond laser based counter-measure applications. One of the main properties of high peak power femtosecond laser pulses is their transformation into a white-light supercontinuum, which can be exploited for dazzle (and possibly damage) countermeasure purposes. Contrary to normal dazzle generated using a narrow-spectrum laser source, the white-light surpercontinuum from femtosecond laser pulses spans continuously from the ultraviolet up to the infrared. Such broadband white-light lasers are virtually impossible to block because they do not rely on a single wavelength to achieve the effect. This report presents the characterization of the white-light laser burst produced during the propagation in air of a femtosecond-Terawatt laser. The supercontinuum was generated from 200 nm in the ultraviolet up to 13.6 μm in the far infrared, which led to the first worldwide demonstration of such a broadband laser source"--Abstract, page i.
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Author: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Publisher: Society of Photo Optical
The 38 papers contained in this volume are part of the 46 scientific and clinical presentations given at the eighth conference on Ophthalmic Technologies, held 24-25 January, 1998, in San Jose, California. Clinicians, scientists, and engineers came from all regions of the world to attend this meeting, and to present the latest technical advances and clinical results in the field of ophthalmic techniques. This Proceedings is divided into five main oral sections: ophthalmic diagnostics, laser interaction with ocular tissues, ocular surgery, ocular implants, and eye modeling, followed by a sect ion containing poster presentations.
In the past few years, exciting new light sources have emerged that make use of
phototonic crystal fibers (PCF) in ... The basic design of a STED microscope built
with a single supercontinuum laser as the light source is shown in Figure 1.5.
Author: Alberto Diaspro
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC
The text also introduces those emerging nonfluorescence microscopy methods that can actually exert mechanical forces to trap and move a variety of objects ranging from beads to living cells and cellular organelles. Combining this technique with fluorescence microscopy provides an unparalleled ability to manipulate and visualize biological samples. --
Another example is based on a combination of broadband pulse source and a
high-dispersion fiber , schematically shown in Fig.11.11. The light source can
be a femtosecond mode-locked laser or sub-nanosecond super-continuum pulse
Author: Wolfgang Drexler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the optical analog of ultrasound imaging and is emerging as a powerful imaging technique that enables non-invasive, in vivo, high resolution, cross-sectional imaging in biological tissue. This book introduces OCT technology and applications not only from an optical and technological viewpoint, but also from biomedical and clinical perspectives. The chapters are written by leading research groups, in a style comprehensible to a broad audience.