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Light Conversion Carbide: Femtosecond lasers for science and industry

Light Conversion Carbide

Light Conversion offers the CARBIDE  industrial femtosecond laser. Featuring output power of >5 W at 1028 nm wavelength, with highest pulse energies of >85 μJ, it maintains all the best features of its predecessor PHAROS: variable pulse repetition rate in the range of 60 – 1000 kHz (amplifier internal clock) with the built in pulse picker feature for pulse output control, computer controllable pulse duration 290 fs – 10 ps.

In addition to usual parameters CARBIDE brings in a few new technologies, one of the most important being a few times higher output average power to wall plug efficiency. It also features novel approach to a cavity design where oscillator, stretcher / compressor and amplifier are integrated into a single housing, this way optimized for volume production. It also allows fast warm up (important for medical applications), easy access to pump LD modules for replacement. Intra cavity pulse picker allows reduction of cost and power consumption.

Highly integrated LD driver and control electronics, along with embedded control computer now provide less electromagnetic noise emission and allow faster assembly during production stage. However, one of the most impressive feature of CARBIDE is its size of 631×324×167 mm including integrated power supply and air cooling unit. This represents about 7 times reduction in system volume as compared to PHAROS, already one of the most compact ultrafast lasers on the market.

CARBIDE features number of optional components complementing different application requirements: certified safety shutter, beam conditioning unit (beam expander with optional spatial filter), automated attenuator, harmonics unit, additional pulse picker for enhanced contrast. CARBIDE is primarily targeted to the industrial market where relatively low average power cost effective solution with ultrafast pulses is needed. In largest part this is biomedical application with a direct biological tissue processing or biomedical device manufacturing. In addition output parameters of CARBIDE are sufficient to support different wavelength converters starting with harmonic generators to parametric amplifier. Please refer to product catalog to find more information on available devices.

FEATURES

  • 290 fs – 10 ps tunable pulse duration
  • 85 μJ maximum pulse energy
  • 5 W output power
  • 60 kHz – 1 MHz tunable base repetition rate
  • Pulse picker for pulse on demand operation
  • Rugged, industrial grade mechanical design
  • Automated harmonics generators (515 nm, 343 nm)
  • Air cooling

APPLICATIONS  

  • Biomedical
  • Micromachining
  • Micro- and nano-structuring
  • Multi-photon polymerisation 
  • Nonlinear optics,
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy,
  • Microscopy   

Output of the new CARBIDE laser is >6 W at 1028 nm wavelength, with highest pulse energies of >100 ?J. It maintains all the best features of its predecessor PHAROS: variable pulse repetition rate in the range of 50 - 1000 kHz with the built-in pulse picker feature for pulse output control, computer controllable pulse duration 290 fs – 10 ps. However, the most impressive feature of CARBIDE is its size of 631x324x167 mm including integrated power supply and air cooling unit. This represents about 7 times reduction in system volume as compared to PHAROS, already one of the most compact ultrafast lasers on the market. 

Another important feature is dramatically reduced power consumption (~200 W 12 V DC).  For applications where air turbulence and/or heat dissipation in the vicinity of the laser is highly undesirable, CARBIDE can be configured for water cooling as well.  

Download datasheet here.

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