The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain

Few-cycle light sources at 2 micron (1.8 cycle, CEP stable, kHz), 3 micron (1.3 - 10 cycle, CEP stable 160 kHz), 7 micron (8 cycle, 100 Hz, CEP stable). Attosecond SXR pulse (water-window spanning) with XANES and EXAFS setup. Reaction microscope for electron-ion coincidence detection and laser induced electron diffraction (LIED). 

Laser Parameters Mid-IR OPCPA
Source type Laser
Laser type OPCPA
Photon energy range / wavelength range 1600 - 3400 [nm]
Peak Photon energy / central wavelenght 3200 [nm]
Spectral Bandwidth FWHM 2900 - 3400 [nm]
Tunability 200 [%]
Beam shape Gaussian
Pulse duration FWHM 50 [fs]
Pulse repetition rate 160000 [Hz]
Maximum pulse energy 0.12 [mJ]
Peak power 20 [W]
Peak intensity on target 10 * 1015 [W/cm2]
Source size (spot) X = 15 [um]
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, num.3
08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain Barcelona
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