. CARBIDE Femtosecond Lasers.

Femtosecond Lasers for Industry and Science



  • 290 fs – 10 ps tunable pulse duration
  • 85 μJ maximum pulse energy
  • 5 W output power
  • 60 kHz – 1 MHz tunable base repetition rate
  • Air cooling


We offer 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.

Output Characteristics
MODEL CB1-05 CB1-04 CB1-10 CB1-08
Cooling method Air-cooled Water-cooled
Max. average power > 5 W > 4 W > 10 W > 8 W
Pulse duration (assuming Gaussian pulse shape) < 290 fs
Pulse duration adjustment range 290 fs – 10 ps
Max. pulse energy > 85 µJ > 65 µJ > 100 µJ > 80 µJ
Base repetition rate 60 – 1000 kHz 1) 100 – 1000 kHz 1)
Pulse selection Single‑shot, pulse‑on‑demand, any base repetition rate division
Centre wavelength 1028 ± 5 nm 2)
Beam quality TEM00; M2 < 1.2
Pulse picker included included, enhanced contrast AOM 3) included included, enhanced contrast AOM 3)
Pulse picker leakage < 2 % < 0.1 % < 2 % < 0.1 %
Output power stability < 0.5 % rms over 24 hours 4)
  1. 1)Lower repetition rates are available by controlling pulse picker.
  2. 2)2nd (515 nm) and 3ed (343 nm) harmonic output also available.
  3. 3)Provides fast amplitude control of output pulse train.
  4. 4)Under stable environmental conditions.
Environmental & Utility Requirements
  • Biomedical
  • Micromachining
  • Micro- and nano‑structuring
  • Multi‑photon polymerisation
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Time‑resolved spectroscopy
  • Microscopy
Automated Harmonics Generators

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. CARBIDE Femtosecond Lasers.