Generation of few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the near to the far IR by optical parametric amplifiers

Daniele Brida, Cristian Manzoni, Rupert Huber, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Giulio Cerullo
2011 2011 XXXth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium  
We exploit different optical parametric amplification schemes to generate ultra-broadband pulses with μJ-level energy broadly tunable from the near to the far-IR spectral region. In all cases we approach the single optical cycle limit with suitable compression techniques. Such pulses enable ultrafast spectroscopy on a variety of systems with unprecedented temporal resolution.
doi:10.1109/ursigass.2011.6050585 fatcat:r4vdaosldncgxnkrgafv7yuqaq