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The Wikipedia page "Supercontinuum" describes a laser that produces white light in a glass fiber. The page includes the history of work on this kind of laser and a technical description of its operation. A striking photo shows the laser light changing color as it passes through a coil with many turns of fiber.
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image credit: Antti Aalto; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from August 1, 2013 until August 16, 2013. View the feature here!

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Keywords: fiber, white light
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created July 26, 2013 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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April 30, 2012
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Wikipedia: Supercontinuum (Wikipedia, 2011), <>.
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Wikipedia: Supercontinuum. (2012, April 30). Retrieved April 24, 2024, from Wikipedia:
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Wikipedia. Wikipedia: Supercontinuum. Wikipedia, April 30, 2012. (accessed 24 April 2024).
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Wikipedia: Supercontinuum. Wikipedia, 2011. 30 Apr. 2012. 24 Apr. 2024 <>.
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