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The White Light Supercontinuum Is Indeed an Ultrafast White Light Laser

See Leang Chin1,2, Stéphane Petit1, Frédéric Borne1 and Kenzo Miyazaki2

1Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser, and Department of Physics, Laval University, Quebec, Qc. G1K 7P4, Canada
2Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

(Received November 2, 1998; accepted for publication December 14, 1998)

We identify the white light supercontinuum generated by femtosecond Ti-sapphire laser pulses as an ultrafast white light laser because the relative coherence lengths of all the wavelength components of the supercontinuum are essentially the same as that of the laser pulse when compared to an incoherent white light source.

DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.38.L126
KEYWORDS:femtosecond, supercontinuum, white light laser

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