Few-Cycle, Phase-Locked, Octave IR OPA Using BIBO and 800-nm Pump

  • N. IshiiEmail author
  • K. Kitano
  • T. Kanai
  • S. Watanabe
  • J. Itatani
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)


Few-cycle, high-energy, infrared (IR) lasers have been recognized as promising drivers to generate coherent radiation and attosecond pulses beyond the softX-ray, reaching the water window. Based on a high harmonic generation (HHG) process driven by IR pulses, preliminary researches have demonstrated the drastic extension of a cutoff energy to a soft X-ray regime compared to Ti:sapphire-based lasers at 800 nm [1–3]. Although few IR drivers aiming at soft X-ray attosecond pulse generation have been constructed [4–7], these prototypes still require further improvement for potential applications in strong field physics and ultrafast spectroscopy.


High Harmonic Generation Difference Frequency Generation Attosecond Pulse Seed Pulse Optical Parametric Amplification 
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This research was partially supported by the Photon Frontier Network Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Ishii
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • K. Kitano
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Kanai
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Watanabe
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Itatani
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Solid State PhysicsUniversity of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.CREST, Japan Science and Technology AgencyTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo University of ScienceNodaJapan
  4. 4.PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology AgencyTokyoJapan

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