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Lith. J. Phys. 57, 113–157 (2017)


Audrius Dubietisa, Gintaras Tamošauskasa, Rosvaldas Šuminasa, Vytautas Juknab,c, and Arnaud Couaironc
aLaser Research Center, Vilnius University, Saulėtekio 10, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
bLaboratoire d’Optique Appliquée, ENSTA ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91762 Palaiseau, France
cCentre de Physique Théorique, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91128 Palaiseau, France

Received 8 June 2017; accepted 15 June 2017

Nonlinear propagation of intense femtosecond laser pulses in bulk transparent media leads to a specific propagation regime, termed femtosecond filamentation, which in turn produces dramatic spectral broadening, or superbroadening, termed supercontinuum generation. Femtosecond supercontinuum generation in transparent solids represents a compact, efficient and alignment-insensitive technique for generation of coherent broadband radiation at various parts of the optical spectrum, which finds numerous applications in diverse fields of modern ultrafast science. During recent years, this research field has reached a high level of maturity, both in understanding of the underlying physics and in achievement of exciting practical results. In this paper we overview the state-of-the-art femtosecond supercontinuum generation in various transparent solid-state media, ranging from wide-bandgap dielectrics to semiconductor materials and in various parts of the optical spectrum, from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared spectral range. A particular emphasis is given to the most recent experimental developments: multioctave supercontinuum generation with pumping in the mid-infrared spectral range, spectral control, power and energy scaling of broadband radiation and the development of simple, flexible and robust pulse compression techniques, which deliver few optical cycle pulses and which could be readily implemented in a variety of modern ultrafast laser systems.
Keywords: supercontinuum generation, femtosecond filamentation, optical parametric amplification, pulse compression
PACS: 42.65.Jx, 42.65.Re


Audrius Dubietisa, Gintaras Tamošauskasa, Rosvaldas Šuminasa, Vytautas Juknab,c, Arnaud Couaironc

aVilniaus universiteto Lazerinių tyrimų centras, Vilnius, Lietuva
bTaikomosios optikos laboratorija, Paryžiaus Saklė universitetas, Paleso, Prancūzija
cTeorinės fizikos centras, Paryžiaus Saklė universitetas, Paleso, Prancūzija

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