We demonstrate the generation of spectrally clean few-cycle pulses at 2.1 µm by shortening of 40 fs pulses via cross-polarized wave (XPW) generation. Single-shot autocorrelation traces show 20 fs pulse duration.
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A. Ricci, F. Silva, A. Jullien, S. Cousin, N. Forget, D. Austin, J. Biegert, and R. Lopez-Martens, "Generation of high-fidelity few-cycle pulses at 2 µm via XPW," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM1B.8.
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