We demonstrate an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier producing infrared (3-optical-cycle) pulses with a stable carrier-envelope phase. The amplifier is seeded with self-phase-stabilized pulses obtained by optical rectification of the output of an ultrabroadband Ti:sapphire oscillator. Energies of with a well-suppressed background of parametric superfluorescence and up to with a superfluorescence background are obtained from a two-stage parametric amplifier based on periodically poled and crystals. The parametric amplifier is pumped by an optically synchronized , , Nd:YLF amplifier seeded by the same Ti:sapphire oscillator.
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