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Operating since 2014, few-cycle Inc. is a Canadian spin-off located in the Montreal area that has emerged from the laser research at the advanced laser light source (ALLS).

Few-cycle is a very research-oriented company developing high energy, few-cycle pulse generation methods in the IR spectral range as well as their characterization in tight collaboration with the Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique, INRS. These pulses are applied for ground breaking experiments including high harmonic generation, high field THz generation and novel schemes for electron acceleration just to name a few.


The vision of the company is to further boost the laser performance to higher average power based on Yb-pump laser technology and to transfer these world leading research results into reliable, user friendly laser systems. To achieve this, few-cycle will implement a novel laser amplification scheme called Frequency domain Optical Parametric Amplification – FOPA. Additionally to the development of entire laser systems, few-cycle can provide customized solutions for implementing FOPA technology (IP protected) on existing laser sources. Furthermore, few-cycle also provides complementary laser upgrade schemes like the newly developed hollow-core fiber compression setup.

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