Light Conversion Carbide

Light Conversion Carbide

Light Conversion's CARBIDE is a single-unit integrated, ultra compact femtosecond laser system offering high average output power. CARBIDE is built upon technology used in PHAROS high power lasers using chirped pulse amplification technique, employing seed oscillator, regenerative amplifier and pulse stretcher/compressor modules. However compared to predecessor, CARBIDE uses few technological innovations: simplified pump diode setup, compactified laser cavity optimized for efficient output, integrated cooling and power supply. 

FEATURES 

 

  • Pulse duration <290 fs
  • Tunable pulse duration 290 fs - 10 ps
  • Pulse energy up to >100 ?J
  • Average power >6 W 
  • Flexibility in repetition rate: 50 - 1000 kHz
  • Rugged, industrial grade mechanical design 
  • Ultra compact with integrated cooling and power supply 
  • Includes pulse picker for pulse-on-demand operation 

 

APPLICATIONS 

 

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

 

CARBIDE is built upon technology used in PHAROS high power lasers using chirped pulse amplification technique, employing seed oscillator, regenerative amplifier and pulse stretcher/compressor modules. However compared to predecessor, CARBIDE uses few technological innovations: simplified pump diode setup, compactified laser cavity optimized for efficient output, integrated cooling and power supply.

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.  

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