Infrared extension of the super continuum generated by femtosecond terawatt laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere. Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigated the spectral behavior of a white-light continuum generated in air by 2-TW femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm. The spectrum extends at least from 300 nm to 4.5 mum. From 1 to 1.6 mum the continuum's intensity increases strongly with the laser energy and depends on the initial chirp.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kasparian, J., Sauerbrey, R., Mondelain, D., Niedermeier, S., Yu, J., Wolf, J. P., ... W√∂ste, L.

citation count

  • 181

publication date

  • September 2000