Unibody-Design Femtosecond Lasers for Industry and Science CARBIDE Lasers

  • Tunable pulse duration, 190 fs – 20 ps
  • Maximum output of 120 W, 1 mJ or 80 W, 2 mJ
  • Maximum UV output of 50 W
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • Pulse-on-demand and BiBurst for pulse control
  • Up to 5th harmonic or tunable extensions
  • Air-cooled model
  • Compact industrial-grade design

Features

  • Tunable pulse duration, 190 fs – 20 ps
  • Maximum output of 120 W, 1 mJ or 80 W, 2 mJ
  • Maximum UV output of 50 W
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • Pulse-on-demand and BiBurst for pulse control
  • Up to 5th harmonic or tunable extensions
  • Air-cooled model
  • Compact industrial-grade design

CARBIDE is a series of femtosecond lasers combining high average power and excellent power stability. CARBIDE features market-leading output parameters without compromises to beam quality and stability. A compact and robust optomechanical CARBIDE design allows a variety of applications in top-class research centers, as well as display, automotive, LED, medical, and other industries. The reliability of CARBIDE has been proven by hundreds of systems operating 24/7 in the industrial environment.

CARBIDE features high-power water-cooled (CB3) and air‑cooled (CB5) models. The tunability of CARBIDE lasers enables our customers to discover the most efficient manufacturing processes. Tunable parameters include pulse duration (190 fs – 20 ps), repetition rate (single-shot – 2 MHz), pulse energy (up to 2 mJ), and average power (up to 120 W). A pulse-on-demand mode is available using the built‑in pulse picker. The CARBIDE lasers can be equipped with industrial‑grade modules, including but not limited to harmonic generators and optical parametric amplifiers.

Model CB3-20W CB3-40W CB3-80W CB3-120W
Cooling method Water-cooled
Center wavelength 1) 1030 ± 10 nm
Maximum output power 20 W 40 W 80 W 120 W
Pulse duration 2) < 250 fs < 350 fs 3) < 250 fs
Pulse duration tuning range 250 fs – 10 ps 350 fs – 10 ps 250 fs – 10 ps
Maximum pulse energy 0.4 mJ 0.8 mJ 2 mJ 1 mJ
Repetition rate Single-shot – 1 MHz Single-shot – 1 MHz
(2 MHz on request)
Single-shot – 2 MHz
Pulse selection Single-shot, pulse-on-demand, any fundamental repetition rate division
Polarization Linear, vertical; 1 : 1000
Beam quality, M2 < 1.2
Beam diameter 4) 3.9 ± 0.4 mm 4.2 ± 0.4 mm 5.1 ± 0.7 mm 4.5 ± 0.5 mm
Beam pointing stability < 20 µrad/°C
Pulse picker FEC 5)
Pulse picker leakage < 0.25 %
Pulse-to-pulse energy stability, 24 h 6) < 0.5%
Long-term power stability, 100 h 6) < 0.5%
  1. Precise center wavelength for specific models available upon request.
  2. Assuming Gaussian pulse shape.
  3. Pulse duration can be reduced to < 250 fs if pulse peak intensity of > 50 GW/cm2 is tolerated by the customer setup.
  4. FW 1/e2, using maximum pulse energy.
  5. Provides fast energy control; external analog control input available. Response time – next available RA pulse.
  6. Under stable environmental conditions. Expressed as NRMSD (normalized root mean squared deviation).
Model CB3-20W CB3-40W CB3-80W CB3-120W
Oscillator output 1) < 0.5 W, 120 – 250 fs, 1030 ± 10 nm, ≈ 65 MHz
Harmonics generator 2) 515 nm, 343 nm, 257 nm, or 206 nm
Optical parametric amplifier 3) 320 – 10 000 nm n/a
BiBurst option Tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability
  1. Available simultaneously, requires scientific interface. Contact sales@lightcon.com for details or customized solutions.
  2. Integrated. For external harmonic generator, refer to HIRO.
  3. Integrated. For more options and OPAs for -4mJ and -UP models, refer to ORPHEUS series of OPAs.
Model CB3-20W CB3-40W CB3-80W CB3-120W
Laser head (L × W × H) 632 × 305 × 174 mm
Chiller (L × W × H) 585 × 484 × 221 mm 680 × 484 × 307 mm
24 V DC power supply (L × W × H) 1) 280 × 144 × 49 mm 320 × 200 × 75 mm 376 x 449 x 88 mm
  1. Power supply can be different if optional 2 MHz version is selected.
Model CB3-20W CB3-40W CB3-80W CB3-120W
Operating temperature 15 – 30 °C
Relative humidity < 80% (non-condensing)
Electrical requirements 100 V AC, 7 A – 240 V AC, 3 A; 50 – 60 Hz 100 V AC, 12 A – 240 V AC, 5 A; 50 – 60 Hz 180 – 240 V AC, 16 A max; 50 – 60 Hz
Rated power 600 W 1000 W 2000 W
Power consumption 500 W 900 W 1400 W

Chiller
Electrical requirements 100 – 230 V AC; 50 – 60 Hz 200 – 230 V AC; 50 – 60 Hz
Rated power 1400 W 2000 W
Power consumption 1000 W 1300 W 1700 W
Model CB3-UV-30W CB3-UV-50W
Cooling method Water-cooled
Center wavelength 343 ± 3 nm
Maximum output power > 30 W > 50 W
Pulse duration 1) ≈ 500 fs
Output pulse energy 35 – 150 μJ
Repetition rate 200 – 800 kHz 300 – 1000 kHz
Polarization Linear, vertical; 1 : 200
Beam quality, M2 < 1.3
Beam diameter 2) 2.5 – 5 mm
Long-term power stability, 12 h 3) < 0.5%
Lifetime 10000 h or 1 year
  1. Assuming Gaussian pulse shape.
  2. FW 1/e2, using maximum pulse energy.
  3. Under stable environmental conditions. Expressed as NRMSD (normalized root mean squared deviation).
Model CB3-UV-30W CB3-UV-50W
Optional amplifier outputs 1030 nm, 515 nm
Model CB3-UV-30W CB3-UV-50W
Laser head (L × W × H) 832 × 350 × 174 mm
Chiller (L × W × H) 680 × 484 × 307 mm
24 V DC power supply (L × W × H) 320 × 200 × 75 mm
Model CB3-UV-30W CB3-UV-50W
Operating temperature 15 – 30 °C
Relative humidity < 80% (non-condensing)
Electrical requirements 100 V AC, 12 A – 240 V AC, 5 A; 50 – 60 Hz 180 – 240 V AC, 16 A max; 50 – 60 Hz
Rated power 1000 W 2000 W
Power consumption 900 W 1400 W

Chiller
Electrical requirements 200 – 230 V AC; 50 – 60 Hz
Rated power 2000 W
Power consumption 1300 W 1700 W
Model CB5 CB5-SP
Cooling method Air-cooled 1)
Center wavelength 2) 1030 ± 10 nm
Maximum output power 6 W 5 W
Pulse duration 3) < 290 fs < 190 fs
Pulse duration tuning range 290 fs – 20 ps 190 fs – 20 ps
Maximum pulse energy 100 µJ 83 µJ 100 µJ
Repetition rate Single-shot – 1 MHz
Pulse selection Single-shot, pulse-on-demand, any fundamental repetition rate division
Polarization Linear, vertical; 1 : 1000
Beam quality, M2 < 1.2
Beam diameter 4) 2.1 ± 0.4 mm
Beam pointing stability < 20 µrad/°C
Pulse picker Included Included 5) Included
Pulse picker leakage < 2 % < 0.1 % < 2 %
Pulse-to-pulse energy stability, 24 h 6) < 0.5%
Long-term power stability, 100 h 6) < 0.5%
  1. Water-cooled version available on request.
  2. Precise center wavelength for specific models available upon request.
  3. Assuming Gaussian pulse shape.
  4. FW 1/e2, using maximum pulse energy.
  5. Enhanced contrast AOM. Provides fast amplitude control of output pulse train.
  6. Under stable environmental conditions. Expressed as NRMSD (normalized root mean squared deviation).
Model CB5 CB5-SP
Oscillator output n/a
Harmonics generator 1) 515 nm, 343 nm, 257 nm, or 206 nm
Optical parametric amplifier 2) 320 – 10 000 nm
BiBurst option n/a
  1. Integrated. For external harmonic generator, refer to HIRO.
  2. Integrated. For stand-alone OPAs, refer to ORPHEUS series of OPAs.
Model CB5 CB5-SP
Laser head (L × W × H) 631 × 324 × 162 mm
Chiller Not required
24 V DC power supply (L × W × H) 220 × 95 × 46 mm
Model CB5 CB5-SP
Operating temperature 17 – 27 °C
Relative humidity < 80% (non-condensing)
Electrical requirements 100 V AC, 3 A – 240 V AC, 1.3 A; 50 – 60 Hz
Rated power 300 W
Power consumption 150 W

CARBIDE-CB3 lasers have an option for tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability – called BiBurst. In standard mode, a single pulse is emitted at some fixed frequency. In burst mode, the output consists of pulse packets instead of single pulses. Each packet consists of a certain number of equally separated pulses. MHz-Burst contains N pulses with a nanosecond period, GHz-Burst contains P pulses with a picosecond period. If both bursts are used, the equally separated pulse packets contain sub-packets of pulses (burst-in-burst, BiBurst).

CARBIDE lasers equipped with automated harmonic generators (HGs) provide a selection of fundamental (1030 nm), second (515 nm), third (343 nm), or fourth (257 nm) harmonic outputs using software control.

HGs are perfect for industrial applications that require a single-wavelength output. Modules, mounted directly at the output of the laser, are fully integrated into the system. The 50 W UV model opens new capabilities in micromachining and other applications. It has maintained not just the footprint of the CARBIDE laser with standard harmonics but also the stability and beam quality.

The industrial-grade optical parametric amplifier I-OPA series marks a new era of simplicity in the world of tunable wavelength femtosecond light sources. Based on over 10 years of experience producing the ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers, this solution brings together the tunability of wavelength with the robust industrial-grade design. The I-OPA is a rugged module attachable to CARBIDE lasers, providing long-term stability comparable to that of the industrial-grade harmonic generators.

The CARBIDE scientific interface module extends the versatility of the industrial-grade laser and makes it particularly attractive to scientific applications. This module incorporates multiple options such as a simultaneous or separate oscillator output, a second compressed or uncompressed laser output, and seeding by an external oscillator. For example, using it, the CARBIDE laser can be seeded by an oscillator from another CARBIDE laser, thus ensuring a precise optical synchronization between the two lasers. All the aforementioned outputs can be equipped with automated power attenuators. All options are compatible in between.

Compact high-flux X-ray source based on irradiation of solid targets by gigahertz and megahertz bursts of femtosecond laser pulses

L. Rimkus, I. Stasevičius, M. Barkauskas, L. Giniūnas, V. Barkauskas, S. Butkus, and M. Vengris, Optics Continuum 8 (1), 1819 (2022).

Deep tissue multi-photon imaging using adaptive optics with direct focus sensing and shaping

Z. Qin, Z. She, C. Chen, W. Wu, J. K. Y. Lau, N. Y. Ip, and J. Y. Qu, Nature Biotechnology (2022).

Effects of polyethylene oxide particles on the photo-physical properties and stability of FA-rich perovskite solar cells

R. K. Koech, Y. A. Olanrewaju, R. Ichwani, M. Kigozi, D. O. Oyewole, O. V. Oyelade, D. M. Sanni, S. A. Adeniji, E. Colin‑Ulloa, L. V. Titova et al., Scientific Reports 1 (12) (2022).

Electron–Hole Binding Governs Carrier Transport in Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal Thin Films

M. F. Lichtenegger, J. Drewniok, A. Bornschlegl, C. Lampe, A. Singldinger, N. A. Henke, and A. S. Urban, ACS Nano (2022).

Improved synthesis and transient absorption spectroscopy of CuBiW2O8 with demonstration of visible-light-driven photocatalysis and mechanistic insights

C. Y. Akkaya, J. P. Dombrowski, E. Colin‑Ulloa, L. V. Titova, T. J. Lawton, T. E. Alexander, E. Brack, C. Drew, and P. M. Rao, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 46 (10), 24888-24895 (2022).

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Plasmons and Free Carriers in 2D MXenes

E. Colin‑Ulloa, A. Fitzgerald, K. Montazeri, J. Mann, V. Natu, K. Ngo, J. Uzarski, M. W. Barsoum, and L. V. Titova, Advanced Materials, 2208659 (2022).

All-optical sampling of few-cycle infrared pulses using tunneling in a solid

Y. Liu, S. Gholam‑Mirzaei, J. E. Beetar, J. Nesper, A. Yousif, M. Nrisimhamurty, and M. Chini, Photonics Research 6 (9), 929 (2021).

An Improved Transwell Design for Microelectrode Ion-Flux Measurements

B. Buchroithner, P. Spurný, S. Mayr, J. Heitz, D. Sivun, J. Jacak, and J. Ludwig, Micromachines 3 (12), 273 (2021).

Circular cross section waveguides processed by multi-foci-shaped femtosecond pulses

Z. Li, X. Li, F. Yu, Q. Chen, Z. Tian, and H. Sun, Optics Letters 3 (46), 520 (2021).

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