The Supercontinuum Laser Source

The Ultimate White Light

Authors: Alfano, Robert R.

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  • New edition of a classic in the field has been expanded, with new and revised chapters as well as updated references
  • Assembled by one of the pioneers of supercontinuum laser physics
  • Includes a historical perspective on development of supercontinuum theory from its inception to present day
  • Discusses recent technological applications of supercontinuum effects to photonics and optical communications, accurate clocks, super resolution microscopes and pump probe physics
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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.

About the authors

Robert R. Alfano, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of the City University of New York, has contributed significantly to the field of ultrafast laser science and is a pioneer in the application of light and development of new tunable Cr3+/Cr4+ lasers, advance of laser spectroscopic and optical imaging techniques for condensed matter and biomedical photonics, and study of ultrafast optical pulse propagation and imaging in scattering media. He is a fellow of APS, OSA, IEEE, NY Academy of Science, and Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He received his PhD. in physics from New York University and spent 8 years at GTE Labs (now Verizon) before joining CCNY. Prof. Alfano received the OSA Charles Hard Townes Award in 2008, the SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award in 2012, and the APS Arthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science in 2013.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Supercontinuum Laser Source
Book Subtitle
The Ultimate White Light
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3326-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3326-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3324-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8020-8
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XX, 434
Number of Illustrations
160 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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