Ultrafast OPOs

  • Update:Aug 24, 2017
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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
Individual 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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