Mid-Infrared femtosecond filament and three octaves continuum generation in gases
1 Photonics Institute Vienna University of Technology, Gusshausstrasse 27-387, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
2 Physics Department, International Laser Center, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, 77843-4242, USA
4 Université de Genève, Rue de l'École de Médecine 20, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
We report experimental and theoretical results on mid-infrared femtosecond pulse filamentation in different gases. Highly efficient generation of a three-octave-wide spectral continuum in argon, covering the main atmospheric transparency windows, is demonstrated and explained.
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