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Ultrafast optics

Single-cycle pulse generation

Nature Photonics volume 4, pages 1415 (2010) | Download Citation

By combining the output from two synchronized light sources, single-cycle laser pulses at the telecommunications wavelength of 1.5 μm have been successfully generated. The achievement is set to benefit ultrafast optical spectroscopy and attosecond science.

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  1. Uwe Morgner is at the Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz Universität and Laser Center Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany.

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