The first discovery and mechanism of super continuum generation with ultrashort pulses in solids (glasses and crystals) and rare gas media will be presented. How the observation of the white light over 6000cm-1 was unraveled for the first time with excitation of ultrashort pulses 45 years ago.
Robert R. Alfano, "Ultimate ultrafast white light's first observations: early discovery circa 1970 (presentation video)," Proc. SPIE 8940, Optical Biopsy XII, 89400X (Presented at SPIE BiOS: February 05, 2014; Published: 4 May 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2030782.
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