Supercontinuum generation (SCG) has emerged as a useful tool in a multitude of applications, such as gas sensing [1] and frequency metrology [2]. Methods for SCG have been developed in the past two decades by the use of photonic crystal fibers [3], microstructured fibers [4] and multiple-plate continuum (MPC) [5]. Among these methods, MPC is receiving increasing attention in the realm of energetic few-cycle pulse generation because of the easier optical alignment, lower cost, and free from beam-pointing induced spectral distortion. MPC-based single-cycle pulses have been generated at 800 nm and 1030 nm [6,7]. In this work, we investigate MPC and dispersion compensation (DC) at 1.55 μm (where material dispersion becomes predominantly anomalous) by using a home-built optical parametric chirp pulse amplifier (OPCPA) source.

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