Few-cycle mid-infrared OPCPA system

Xun Gu*, Yunpei Deng, Gilad Marcus, Thomas Metzger, Reinhard Kienberger, Ferenc Krausz

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We review the principle, design and output characteristics of the MPQ/LMU LWS-1 mid-infrared few-cycle OPCPA system. With the output of CEPstable 2.1-μm-700-μJ 15-fs (2-optical-cycle) pulses at 1 kHz, this laser is unique in the world, providing the shortest sub-mJ pulses in the mid-infrared. A system upgrade with a Yb:YAG thin-disk pump laser has recently produced 1.2-mJ 1.5-cycle pulses at 3 kHz, approaching the TW-level monocycle regime.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534

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