Ultrafast OPOs

  • Update:Jan 07, 2019
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Ultrafast OPOs with Web-based laser control

Product Introduction

STC-Spark-OPO

The STC-Spark-OPO and STC-Spark-OPO-HP is a near to mid-infrared quasi-CW optical parametric oscillator. It provides exceptional tunability and power across the near-infrared, making it an ideal light source for a wide range of application areas (from multi-photon microscopy to spectroscopy). Our ultrafast optical parametric oscillator technology can generate light from 1.4 µm to 4.2 µm with picosecond pulsewidths. With a fully integrated pump source it is able to  deliver high average power at both the signal and idler wavelengths with exceptional reliability. We also provide access to the fixed wavelength pump light, making it suitable for CARS microscopy.

 

Specifications

 

Standard Specifications

Optional

Signal wavelength

1.48 µm – 1.9 µm

OPO crystal can be optimized for specific wavelength ranges down to 1.35µm

Signal power

Up to 800mW (@ 1.5 µm)

Power depends on mirror set used, can be customer optimised

Idler wavelength

2.1 µm – 3.6 µm

OPO crystal can be optimized for specific wavelength ranges up to 4.2µm

Idler power

Up to 250 mW (@ 3.3 µm)

Power depends on mirror set used, can be customer optimised.

Pump source

Integrated Spark 1040 laser oscillator

Further details of pump source on request

Pump wavelength

1040 nm

 

Repetition frequency

100 MHz / Monitor photodiode

Lock-to-clock option available

Beam quality

Linearly polarized / Divergence < 2 mrad

 

Control interface

Ethernet, and web page Serial port (for control via LabView/MatLab)

Custom interface available

Dimensions

765 x 240 x 82 mm (laser head)

483 x 285 x 86 mm (control unit)

 

Weight

18 kg (laser head) / 2 kg (control unit)

 

Electrical

Voltage110 – 240 V AC / Frequency 50 – 60 Hz / Power 80W

 

Cooling

Air cooled

 

 

Features

Web-based laser control

Applications

 

 

Dimensions

 

STC-Spark-OPO-FIR

The STC-Spark-OPO-FIR is the world’s first commercial broadband ultrafast OPO providing output in the 5 – 12 µm region. In the 5 – 7 µm region up to 80 mW can be achieved and at 12 µm up to 10 mW of light is available.  The Spark FIR is an ideal source for spectroscopy in the molecular fingerprint region as well as stand-off detection and remote sensing applications.

 

 

Specifications

 

Standard Specs

Optional

Output wavelength

5-12 µm output available

Inpidual QPM gratings provide up to 1 µm coverage

Output power

Up to 75 mW at 5-7µm and up to 10mW at 12 µm

Optimised systems for specific wavelengths available on request.

OPO Wavelength tuning

Wavelength tuning is available through multiple QPM gratings

Please contact us for tuning options.

Pump source

Integrated Spark 1040 laser oscillator

Further details of pump source on request

Pump wavelength

1040 nm

 

Repetition frequency

100 MHz Monitor photodiode

 

Control interface

Ethernet, and web page Serial port (for control via LabView/MatLab)

Custom interface available

Dimensions

970 x 245 x 82 mm (laser head) / 483 x 285 x 86 mm (control unit)

 

Weight

18 kg (laser head) 2 kg (control unit)

 

Electrical

Voltage110 – 240 V AC / Frequency 50 – 60 Hz / Power 80W

 

Cooling

Air cooled

 

 

 

Features

Web-based control

Applications

 

Dimensions

Custom Systems

Our focus is to provide our customers with the latest in state-of-the-art laser technology tailored for their needs. With a product range covering 1-12 µm, our ultrafast fibre lasers and OPOs deliver high performance operation in compact, cost-effective units. If you have bespoke wavelength requirements for ultrafast systems please contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs.

 

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