Light Conversion

  • Light Conversion: PHAROS High Power and Energy Femtosecond Lasers

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    Light Conversion's PHAROS is a single‑unit integrated femtosecond laser system combining millijoule pulse energies and high average power. PHAROS features a mechanical and optical design optimized for industrial applications such as precise material processing. Compact size, integrated thermal stabilization system and sealed design allows PHAROS integration into machining workstations. The use of solid state laser diodes for pumping of Yb medium significantly reduces maintenance cost and provides long laser lifetime.

  • Light Conversion TOPAS-White: Non-Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's TOPAS-white is a high energy two amplification stage non – collinear OPA (NOPA) with built in pulse compressor. A non – collinear pumping scheme of an OPA is used when the collinear approach reaches its limits in respect to broad spectral bandwidth and/or extremely short pulses (< 20 fs). The basic principle of operation of NOPA relies on parametric amplification of chirped signal produced by supercontinuum (white-light) generation. The non-collinear geometry is used due to broad amplification bandwidth in the visible spectral range.

    TOPAS-white has a unique optical setup, which allows pumping the device with more than 200 μJ of energy and achieving more than 60 μJ of output at 550 nm.

  • Light Conversion TOPAS-HR High Repetition Rate Optical Parametric Amplifier

    Light Conversion TOPAS-HR High Repetition Rate Optical Parametric Amplifier

    Light Conversion 's TOPAS‑HR is an optical parametric amplifier designed for high repetition rate (10 kHz – 1 MHz) applications. Built on a well established TOPAS ORPHEUS base, TOPAS‑HR provides high output stability throughout the entire tuning range, high output pulse and beam quality, full automation via USB port as well as optional frequency mixing stages to extend the tuning range.

  • Light Conversion TOPAS-800: Picosecond Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's TOPAS-800-ps is a 4 stage picosecond optical parametric generator/amplifier. It is pumped by a fundamental harmonic of a picosecond Ti:sapphire laser amplifier and continuously covers wavelength range from 1160 to 2600 nm. With optional frequency mixers this range can be extended down to 189 nm and up to 20 μm.

  • Light Conversion TOPAS Twins: Two Independently Tunable Optical Parametric Amplifiers

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    Light Conversion's TOPAS‑Twins are two independently tunable optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) integrated into single housing. Both OPAs share the same white light source to provide excellent and bound up stability of both outputs. Shared white light enables the user to generate CEP locked mid‑IR pulses in 4.5 – 15 μm range.

    The maximum pump energy into each OPA depends on the pulse duration; see the specifications for more details. Both OPAs come with wavelength extension options, which can cover the wavelength range from 240 nm to 20 μm. Output specifications for each OPA are the same as of TOPAS‑Prime.

  • Light Conversion TOPAS Prime: Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion TOPAS‑Prime is a two stage femtosecond optical parametric amplifier of white-light continuum. Two product lines of TOPAS‑Prime are available: a "standard energy" line with input energy of up to 3.5 mJ @ 35 fs (up to 4 mJ @ 100 fs) and TOPAS‑Prime‑Plus with increased input energy acceptance of up to 5 mJ @ 35 – 100 fs.

  • Light Conversion T/PA Single-Shot Autocorrelator for Pulse-Front Tilt and Pulse Duration Measurements

     

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    Light Conversion's TiPA is an invaluable tool for alignment of ultrashort pulse laser systems based on the chirped pulse amplification technique. Its unique design allows monitoring and measuring of the pulse duration as well as the pulse front tilt in both vertical and horizontal planes. TiPA is a straightforward and accurate direct pulse‑front tilt measurement tool. Operation of TiPA is based on non‑collinear second harmonic (SH) generation, where the spatial distribution of the SH beam contains information on the temporal shape of the fundamental pulse.

    This technique combines low background and single‑shot measurement capability. The basic idea is that two replicas of a fundamental ultrashort pulse pass non‑collinearly through a nonlinear crystal, in which SH generation takes place. SH beam’s width and tilt in a plane perpendicular to propagation provide information about the pulse duration and pulse front tilt. The SH beam is sampled by the included CCD camera.
    TiPA comes with a user friendly software package, which provides on-line monitoring of incoming pulse properties.

  • Light Conversion SHBO Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor

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    Light Conversion PHAROS harmonics generators product line features Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor abbreviated as SHBC. Device is dedicated for the formation of narrow bandwidth picosecond pulses from broadband output of femtosecond laser.

    In PHAROS platform SHBC is used to create flexible setups providing fixed wavelength or tunable narrow bandwidth ps pulses in combination with tunable wavelength broadband fs pulses. This feature is used in spectroscopy applications for mixing of wide and narrow bandwidth pulses such as sum frequency spectroscopy (SFG).

  • Light Conversion SHBC-TOPAS-400-WL Narrow Bandwidth Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor (SHBC)-TOPAS-400-WL system is a nonlinear optics device devoted for generation of a narrow bandwidth (3 – 20 cm-1) continuously wavelength tunable pulse when pumped by a femtosecond pulse with bandwidth of 150 – 500 cm-1.

    The device is pumped by a fundamental harmonic of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser amplifier and continuously covers wavelength range from 480 to 2400 nm. With optional frequency mixers this range can be extended down to 240 nm and up to 10 microns.

  • Light Conversion Pharos Automated Harmonics Generators

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    Light Conversion's PHAROS laser can be equipped with auto­mated harmonics modules. Selection of fundamental (1030 nm), second (515 nm), third (343 nm), fourth (257 nm) or fifth (206 nm) harmonic output is available through software control. Harmonics generators are designed to be used in industrial applications where a single output wavelength is desired. Modules are mounted directly on the output of the laser and integrated into the system.

    In case more outputs are required simultaneously, then stand-alone HIRO harmonic generator is the solution.

  • Light Conversion Orpheus: Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS is a collinear optical parametric amplifier of white‑light continuum pumped by femtosecond Ytterbium based laser amplifiers. With the additional feature of being able to work at high repetition rates, ORPHEUS maintains the best properties of TOPAS series amplifiers: high output pulse stability throughout the entire tuning range, high output beam quality and full computer control via USB port as well as optional frequency mixers to extend the tuning range from UV up to mid‑IR ranges.

  • Light Conversion Orpheus-PS :Narrow Bandwidth Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS‑PS is a narrow bandwidth optical parametric amplifier of white light continuum designed for PHAROS pump laser. This device is pumped by the picosecond pulses produced in SHBC‑515 narrow bandwidth second harmonic generator and seeded by white light continuum generated by femtosecond pulses. This enables to achieve very high pulse to pulse stability compared to other methods of generating tunable picosecond pulses. The white light generation module is also integrated into the same housing as amplification modules enabling even better long term stability and ease of use. The system features high conversion efficiency, nearly bandwidth and diffraction limited output, full computer control via USB port and LabVIEW drivers.

  • Light Conversion Orpheus-One: Mid-IR Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS‑ONE is a collinear optical parametric amplifier of white‑light continuum pumped by femtosecond Ytterbium based laser amplifiers and focused on mid‑infrared wavelengths generation in two stages.

    In comparison to standard ORPHEUS + DFG configuration, the ORPHEUS‑ONE provides higher conversion efficiency into the infrared range.

  • Light Conversion Orpheus-N: Non-Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS‑N is a non‑collinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) pumped by the PHAROS laser system. Depending on the ORPHEUS‑N model, it has a built in second or third harmonic generator producing 515 nm or 343 nm pump. ORPHEUS‑N with second harmonic pump (ORPHEUS‑N‑2H) delivers pulses of less than 30 fs in 700 nm – 850 nm range with average power of more than 0.5 W at 700 nm*. ORPHEUS‑N with third harmonic pump (ORPHEUS‑N‑3H) delivers pulses of less than 30 fs in 530 nm – 670 nm  range with average power of more than 0.2 W at 550 nm*. ORPHEUS‑N works at repetition rates of up to 1 MHz.

  • Light Conversion Orpheus-HP: High Power Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS‑HP is a collinear optical parametric amplifier of white‑light continuum pumped by PHAROS laser. The device is a modified version of the ORPHEUS, with UV‑VIS tuning range frequency mixers integrated into a thermally‑stabilized monolithic housing. ORPHEUS‑HP also provides the option of generating deep ultraviolet pulses (190 nm – 215 nm), in addition to 210 nm – 2600 nm.

    The design of this OPA offers completely hands‑free wavelength tuning and automatic wavelength separation, also ensuring the same position and direction for all wavelengths in UV‑near‑IR region. ORPHEUS‑HP integrates a mini spectrometer for online monitoring of output wavelength and comes with specialized software that enables wavelength feedback and automatic calibration.
    ORPHEUS‑HP is highly recommended over standard ORPHEUS if the input power is more that 8 W or whenever the necessary tuning range requires both UV and mid‑infrared generation (for example 315 nm – 5000 nm).

  • Light Conversion Orpheus-F: Broad Bandwidth Hybrid Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS‑F is a hybrid optical parametric amplifier of white‑light continuum pumped by femtosecond Ytterbium based laser amplifiers. This OPA combines the short pulse durations that are produced by a non‑collinear OPA and wide wavelength tuning range offered by collinear version. The Signal beam can be easily compressed with a simple prism‑based setup down to < 60 fs in most of the tuning range, while Idler is compressed in bulk material down to 40 fs – 90 fs depending on wavelength.

    It is possible to limit the output bandwidth to some extent (up to 2 – 3 times) without losing any output power. By comparison, standard ORPHEUS device uses spectral narrowing to produce bandwidth‑limited 200 fs – 300 fs duration pulses directly at the output, with extended Signal/Idler tuning range and options to generate ultraviolet and mid‑infrared light. Our non‑collinear ORPHEUS‑N‑2H device produces even broader bandwidths, compressible down to 20 fs, but limits the tuning range to 650 nm – 900 nm. This places the performance of ORPHEUS‑F configuration in between our other solutions.

  • Light Conversion ORPHEUS Twins: Two Independently Tunable Optical Parametric Amplifiers

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    Light Conversion's ORPHEUS‑Twins – two independently tunable optical parametric amplifiers designed for flexible pump parameters and OPA configuration. The two channels can be separately configured to be a version of either ORPHEUS, ORPHEUS‑ONE or ORPHEUS‑F.

    Both OPA units are integrated into a single housing and share the same white light seed for amplification. The design of this OPA enables hands free wavelength tuning, optional automated wavelength separation and the possibility of generating broad band mid-infrared radiation, in the region of 4 µm – 16 µm, with a passively stable Carrier Envelope Phase (CEP).

  • Light Conversion Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification Systems: Product Comparison Table

    Products Output Energy Output power Output pulse duration Max. Peak Power Repetition rates
    OPCPA-HE 1 – 45 mJ up to 45 W < 10 fs up to 5 TW up to 1 kHz
    OPCPA-HR 10 – 100 uJ up to 10 W < 10 fs up to 10 GW up to 100 kHz
  • Light Conversion OPCPA-HR High Repetition Rate OPCPA Systems

    Light Conversion OPCPA-HR High Repetition Rate OPCPA Systems

    Light Conversion introduces a new custom OPCPA system, which provides ultra-short light pulses of  up to 100 μJ of energy at up to 100 kHz repetition rate. Our OPCPA technology is based on years of experience in developing and manufacturing of Collinear and Non-Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifiers as well as Femtosecond Lasers, and is able to offer leading solutions, such as passive carrier envelope phase (CEP) stabilization.

  • Light Conversion OPCPA-HE High Energy OPCPA Systems

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    Light Conversion (together with partners) introduces new custom OPCPA system, which provides ultra-short light pulses of high energy (up to 45 mJ) and high average power (up to 45 W). Our OPCPA technology is based on years of experience in developing and manufacturing of Collinear and Non-Collinear Optical Parametric Amplifiers as well as Femtosecond Lasers, and is able to offer leading solutions, such as passive carrier envelope phase (CEP) stabilization. High temporal contrast in picosecond time scale is achieved by using the femtosecond PHAROS pump and the seed derived from white-light continuum. PHAROS oscillator has enough bandwidth for direct seeding of high energy picosecond Nd:YAG lasers.

  • Light Conversion OPA TOPAS: Optical Parametric Amplifiers for 800 nm Lasers Product Comparison Table

    Products Pump energy Pump duration Tuning range Output pulse duration Special features Max repetition rate
    TOPAS‑Prime (Plus) 0.15 – 5 mJ (1) 20 – 200 fs 189 nm – 20 µm 30 – 150 fs Cost effective 20 kHz
    HE‑TOPAS‑Prime (Plus) 5 – 60 mJ (1) Highest energy
    TOPAS‑twins 0.15 – 4 mJ (2) Two OPA in a single box
    SHBC‑TOPAS‑400 0.3 – 4 mJ 240 nm – 10 µm 1 – 5 ps fs to ps conversion
    TOPAS‑white 0.1 – 1 mJ 35 – 200 fs 250 nm – 1 µm 15 – 40 fs Shortest output pulse duration
    TOPAS‑800‑ps 0.2 – 5 mJ 1 – 4 ps 189 nm – 20 µm 0.8 – 4 ps Picosecond operation
    TOPAS‑HR 0.01 – 0.2 mJ < 150 fs 290 nm – 2.6 µm < 150 fs High repetition rate 1 MHz
  • Light Conversion OPA Orpheus: Optical Parametric Amplifiers for 1030 nm Lasers Product Comparison Table

    Products

    Pump Energy

    Tuning Range

    Extended Tuning Range

    Output Pulse Duration

    Bandwidth

    Special Features

    ORPHEUS 8 – 1000 μJ 630 – 2600 nm 210 - 16000 nm 0.7 – 1.0 times pump pulse duration 80 – 160 cm-1 Cost effective
    Pump power up to 8 W
    ORPHEUS-HP 190 – 16000 nm Completely automated
    Pump power up to 40 W
    ORPHEUS-Twins 9 – 25 μJ 315 – 630 nm Two independently sources sharing the same white light continuum as seed. 
    Completely automated, turn-key system
    ORPHEUS-ONE 10 – 1000 μJ 1350 – 4500 nm 4500 – 16000 nm 200 – 250 fs 100 – 250 cm-1 Twice the output in mid-IR compared to standard ORPHEUS
    ORPHEUS‑F 8 – 500 μJ 650 – 900 nm,
    1200 – 2500 nm
    325 – 450 nm 40 – 150 fs,
    user adjustable
    150 – 600 cm-1,
    user adjustable
    Includes automated dispersion management and pre-compensation.
    Optional CEP stable idler
    ORPHEUS-N-2H 6 – 100 μJ 650 – 900 nm 325 – 450 nm 10 – 40 fs 200 – 500 cm-1 Includes automated dispersion management and pre-compensation
    ORPHEUS‑N‑3H 10 – 100 μJ 500 – 800 nm 250 – 400 nm 15 – 45 fs
    ORPHEUS‑PS Two pumps required: 
    1) 5 μJ @ 1030 nm, < 300 fs;
    2) 25 - 1000 μJ @ 515 nm, 2 – 5 ps from SHBC
    650 – 1000 nm,
    1060 – 2500 nm
    210 – 5000 nm 2 – 5 ps < 20 cm-1
  • Light Conversion I-OPA for PHAROS: Optical Parametric Amplifier I-OPA, Industrial grade

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    Light Conversion's I‑OPA is an optical parametric amplifier of white‑light continuum pumped by the PHAROS laser. This OPA is focused on generating long‑term stable output with reliable and hands‑free operation. Manually tunable output wavelength extends the application possibi­lities of a single laser source instead of requiring multiple lasers based on different technologies.

  • Light Conversion HIRO Customizable Harmonics Generator for PHAROS, CARBIDE or FLINT

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    Light Conversion's HIRO is a valuable option for PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers and FLINT oscilla­tors that provides high power harmonics radiation at 515 nm, 343 nm and 258 nm wavelengths. We offer several standard HIRO models (with open prospect of future upgrades) which meet most users’ needs. The active harmonic is selected by manual rotation of the knob – changing the harmonics will never take longer than a few seconds thanks to its unique layout and housing construction.

    HIRO is the most customizable and upgradable harmonics generator available on the market. It can be easily modified to provide white light continuum, beam splitting / expanding / down‑collimating options integrated in the same housing as well as harmonics splitting that makes all three harmonics available at a time.

  • Light Conversion HE-TOPAS Prime: High Energy Optical Parametric Amplifier

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    Light Conversion's HE‑TOPAS‑Prime is a 3‑stage femtosecond optical parametric amplifier of white-light continuum. It is a TOPAS‑Prime with additional high energy and low dispersion amplification stage which allows using up to 60 mJ of pump energy (or even more for custom solutions) and maintaining the shortest possible pulses at the output. Two product lines of HE‑TOPAS‑Prime are available: a "standard energy" line with input energy of up to 8 mJ @35 fs (up to 20 mJ @100 fs) and HE‑TOPAS‑Prime‑Plus with increased input energy acceptance of up to  18 mJ @ 35 fs (up to 47 mJ @ 100 fs). 60 mJ input energy is possible with longer input pulse of ~150 fs.

    Both product lines come with wavelength extension options, which can cover the maximum wavelength range from 189 nm to 20 μm for HE‑TOPAS‑Prime and 240 nm to 20 μm for HE‑TOPAS‑Prime‑Plus.

    We also offer a HE‑TOPAS‑800‑ps model for picosecond pump pulses.

  • Light Conversion Harpia: Off-the-Shelf Pump-Probe Spectrometer

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    The popular transient absorption spectrometer HARPIA from Light Conversion has been reimagined and redesigned to meet the needs and standards of today's scientific world. The new and improved HARPIA offers a sleek and compact design and a more intuitive user experience and easy day‑to‑day maintenance. Adhering to the standards raised by the OPRHEUS line of devices, the entire spectroscopic system is now contained in a single monolithic aluminum casing that inherently ensures excellent optical stability and minimal optical path for the interacting beams.

  • Light Conversion HARPIA: Femtosecond Extended Spectroscopic Systems

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    Capabilities of Light Conversion's HARPIA‑TA spectrometer can be further expanded by HARPIA‑TF and HARPIA‑TB extensions. Funda­men­tally, the all-integrated HARPIA system can be viewed as a miniaturized lab facilitating all the most popular time-resolved spectroscopy experiments in a single package. The all-inclusive HARPIA system can provide an extensive comprehension of the intri­cate photophysical and photochemical properties of the investigated samples.

    Switching between different experimental realizations is fully automated and requires very little user interference. The optical layout of HARPIA system is refined to offer both an incredibly small footprint (see the dimensions below) and an easy and intuitive user experience. Despite its small size, HARPIA is easily customizable and can be tailored for specific measurement needs. All the experiments that the HARPIA system provides are managed by a new and improved user application with experiment guiding wizards, measurement presets, and develop­ment kit for custom applications.

  • Light Conversion HARPIA-TF Femtosecond Fluorescence Upconversion & TCSPC Extension

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    Light Conversion's HARPIA‑TF is a time-resolved fluorescence measurement extension to the HARPIA‑TA mainframe that combines two time- resolved fluorescence techniques. For the highest time resolution, fluorescence is measured using the time-resolved fluorescence upconversion technique, where the fluorescence light emitted from the sample is sum-frequency mixed in a nonlinear crystal with a femtosecond gating pulse from the laser. The time resolution is then limited by the duration of the gate pulse and is in the range of 250 fs. For fluorescence decay times exceeding 150 ps, the instrument can be used in time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC) mode that allows for measuring high-accuracy kinetic traces in the 200 ps – 2 μs temporal domain. HARPIA‑TF extension is designed around the industry leading Becker&Hickl® time-correlated single-photon counting system, with different detector options available.

  • Light Conversion HARPIA-TB: Third Beam Delivery Extension

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    When standard spectroscopic techniques are not enough to unravel the intricate ultrafast dynamics of photoactive systems, multi-pulse time-resolved spectroscopic techniques can be utilized to shed additional insight. Light Conversion's HARPIA‑TB is a third beam delivery unit for the HARPIA‑TA mainframe system that adds an additional dimension to typical time resolved absorption measurements. A temporally delayed auxiliary (third) laser pulse, as depicted below, can be applied to a typical pump-probe configuration in order to perturb the on-going pump-induced photodynamics.

  • Light Conversion HARPIA-TA: Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectrometer

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    The popular transient absorption spectrometer HARPIA from Light Conversion, has been reimagined and redesigned to meet the needs and standards of today's scientific world. The new improved HARPIA offers a sleek and compact design and together with intuitive user experience and easy day-to-day maintenance. Adhering to the standards raised by the OPRHEUS line of devices, the entire spectroscopic system is now contained in a single monolithic aluminum casing that inherently ensures excellent optical stability and minimal optical path for the interacting beams. In contrast to its predecessor, the dimensions of the device are greatly reduced. The area was reduced roughly by 2.6x, whereas volume was reduced by nearly 4x. The new HARPIA can be easily integrated with both PHAROS / ORPHEUS and Ti:Sa / TOPAS laser systems. Just like its precursor, it features market leading characteristics such as 10-5 resolvable signals along with other unique properties such as the ability to work at high repetition rates (up to 1 MHz) when used with PHAROS / ORPHEUS system. High repetition rate allows measuring transient absorption dynamics while exciting the samples with extremely low pulse energies (thereby avoiding exciton annihilation effects in energy transferring systems or nonlinear carrier recombination in semiconductor/nanoparticle samples).

  • Light Conversion Geco: Scanning Auto-correlator

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    Operation of the Light ConversionGECO autocorrelator is based on noncollinear second harmonic generation in a nonlinear crystal, producing intensity autocorrelation trace directly related to the input beam pulse duration. One arm of the fundamental pulse is delayed by means of a magnetic linear positioning stage, providing fast, reliable motion with < 0.15 fs resolution. GECO can acquire a full intensity autocorrelation trace of 10 fs to 20 ps pulses and covers the full 500 nm to 2000 nm wavelength range.

  • Light Conversion Flint Femtosecond Yb Oscillators

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    The Light ConversionFLINT oscillator is based on Yb:KGW crystal end-pumping by high brightness laser diode module. Generation of femtosecond pulses is provided by Kerr lens mode-locking, once started, modelocking remains stable over a long period of time and is immune to minor mechanical impact. The oscillator can be equipped with external electrooptical Pulse Picker and appropriate timing electronics allowing selection of a single pulse at repetition rates up to 100 kHz. Piezo-actuator can be implemented in customized oscillators in order to control the cavity length. FLINT oscillator can also be equipped with Carrier Envelope Phase (CEP) stabilization system.

  • Light Conversion Flint Automated Second Harmonic Generator

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    Automated second harmonic generator is integrated in the Light Conversion FLINT oscillator when a single output wavelengh is desired. Selection of fundamental (1035 nm) or second harmonic (517 nm) output is available by software control.

    In case fundamental and second harmonic outputs are required simultaneously, then stand-alone HIRO harmonic generator is the solution.

  • Light Conversion Femtosecond Lasers Product Comparison Table

    Products

    Max. Output Energy

    Max. Output Power

    Min. Output Pulse Duration

    Repetition Rates

    Special features

    CARBIDE 65 – 400 µJ 4 – 40 W < 290 fs Up to 1 MHz Extremely compact and efficient
    PHAROS 200 – 2000 µJ 6 – 20 W < 190 fs Possibility of repetition rate synchronization and CEP offset stabilization
    FLINT (oscillator only) 0.125 µJ 1 – 10 W < 100 fs 64 – 86 MHz
  • Light Conversion CARPET View Spectroscopy Data Analysis Software

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    Light Conversion's CarpetView is a software package dedicated for inspection, visua­lization and analysis of ultrafast spectroscopy data. It is compatible with various ultrafast spectrometers. It comes in two guises: classical view is dedicated to be used with pump‑probe and time‑resolved fluorescence datasets and 3D view is dedicated to be used with 2D electronic spectroscopy (2DES) and Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLM) datasets.

  • Light Conversion Carbide Femtosecond Lasers for Industry and Science

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    Light Conversion's CARBIDE is an industrial femtosecond laser combining 40 W output power and 400 μJ pulse energies. It maintains all the best features of its predecessor PHAROS: tunable base repetition rate of the amplifier from 60 kHz to 1000 kHz, a built‑in pulse picker for pulse‑on‑demand control, computer controllable pulse duration 290 fs – 10 ps. In addition, CARBIDE introduces new technologies including a novel approach to the cavity design supporting fast laser warm up time which is important for medical applications. An intra‑cavity pulse picker allows reduction of cost and lower power consumption. A highly integrated LD driver and control electronics along with an embedded computer control provide lower electromagnetic noise emission. The other improvements provide a few times higher average output power to wall plug‑in efficiency, which also reduces cooling requirements.

  • Light Conversion Carbide Automated Harmonics Generators

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    Light Conversion's CARBIDE laser can be equipped with auto­mated harmonics module. Selection of fundamental (1030 nm), second (515 nm), third (343 nm) or fouth (257 nm) harmonic output is available by software control.

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    Light Conversion offer solid-state ultrafast laser systems and accessories, including PHAROS high power and energy femtosecond laser systems, CARBIDE industrial grade femtosecond systems, HARPIA femtosecond spectroscopic systems, TOPAS optical parametric amplifiers for femtosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers, Yb:KGW femtosecond laser systems and more.

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    Light Conversion offer solid-state ultrafast laser systems and accessories, including PHAROS high power and energy femtosecond laser systems, CARBIDE industrial grade femtosecond systems, HARPIA femtosecond spectroscopic systems, TOPAS optical parametric amplifiers for femtosecond Ti:Sapphire lasers, Yb:KGW femtosecond laser systems and more.

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  • Increased Power and Energy from Light Conversion's Carbide Femtosecond Laser

    Increased Power and Energy from Light Conversion's Carbide Femtosecond Laser

    The largest manufacturer of femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and non-collinear OPAs, LIGHT CONVERSION have launched the CARBIDE laser with double strength. The laser output power increases to 80 W. This opens up additional possibilities for both industrial and scientific customers.

    CARBIDE features market-leading output parameters along with a robust design. Tunable parameters include pulse duration (250 fs – 20 ps), repetition rate (single pulse to 2 MHz), pulse energy (up to 0.8 mJ) and average power (up to 80 W). With major industrial customers operating in the display, automotive, LED, medical and other industries, the reliability of CARBIDE has been proven by hundreds of systems operating 24/7 in production environments. The lasers are mainly used for drilling and cutting of various metals; ceramics, sapphire and glass, material ablation for mass-spectrometry. Moreover, CARBIDE lasers always enable our customers to discover more efficient manufacturing processes.

    The power and energy increase of CARBIDE does not compromise other typical features of the laser source:

    • State of the art BiBurst functionality.
    • FEC (fast energy control) enabling pulse-to-pulse energy modulation.
    • Product dimensions remain unaltered.
    • Excellent beam quality is maintained.
    • The laser can be paired with an automated HG (harmonic generator) to generate 2nd, 3rd or 4th harmonics with similar conversion efficiency allowing more power and energy.
    • Exceptional laser reliability allows multiple years of maintenance free operation in industrial environments.

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