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1-J white-light continuum from 100-TW laser pulses

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We experimentally measured the supercontinuum generation using 3-J, 30-fs laser pulses and measured white-light generation at the level of 1 J. Such high energy is allowed by a strong contribution to the continuum by the photon bath, as compared to the self-guided filaments. This contribution due to the recently observed congestion of the filament number density in the beam profile at very high intensity also results in a wider broadening for positively chirped pulses rather than for negatively chirped ones, similar to broadening in hollow-core fibers.

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PETIT, Yannick et al. 1-J white-light continuum from 100-TW laser pulses. In: Physical review, A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics, 2011, vol. 83, n° 1. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.013805
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