Broad-Bandwidth Mid-Infrared Optical Parametric Amplifier ORPHEUS-MIR

  • Up to 800 cm-1 spectral bandwidth
  • 2500 – 15 000 nm tuning range
  • < 100 fs pulse duration
  • Up to 400 kHz repetition rate
  • Up to 80 W, 2 mJ pump
  • Short-pulse high-energy output at 2000 nm
  • Optimization for bandwidth
  • CEP-stable option

Features

  • Up to 800 cm-1 spectral bandwidth
  • 2500 – 15 000 nm tuning range
  • < 100 fs pulse duration
  • Up to 400 kHz repetition rate
  • Up to 80 W, 2 mJ pump
  • Short-pulse high-energy output at 2000 nm
  • Optimization for bandwidth
  • CEP-stable option

ORPHEUS-MIR is an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) optimized for the efficient generation of broad-bandwidth MIR pulses. The laser system provides broadband pulses in the tuning range of 2.5 – 10 μm and reaches up to 15 μm with a narrow-bandwidth extension. Due to the novel system design, ORPHEUS-MIR provides < 100 fs pulses directly at the output. Signal and Idler outputs are available simultaneously. The system architecture is well-suited for high-energy and high-power PHAROS and CARBIDE femtosecond pump lasers.

ORPHEUS-MIR serves as an excellent high-repetition-rate source for infrared spectroscopy such as broadband vibrational sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy. Combined with a narrow-bandwidth output of SHBC, it forms a compact laser system for SFG measurements, covering most of the MIR spectrum while also providing high spectral resolution. Furthermore, its high output stability is the key to fast and high-quality SFG imaging.

  • Broadband vibrational sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy
  • Time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (TR-ARPES)
  • Two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectroscopy
  • High-harmonic generation (HHG) in solids
  • Other infrared spectroscopy and high-energy physics applications
Model ORPHEUS-MIR
Mode of operation Standard Optimized for bandwidth 1)
Tuning range 2 500 – 4 000 nm (Signal)
4 000 – 10 000 nm (Idler)
Maximum pump power 80 W
Pump pulse energy 200 µJ – 2 mJ
Pulse duration < 100 fs
Conversion efficiency 2) > 1.2% @ 3 000 nm
> 1.0% @ 3 500 nm
> 0.6% @ 5 000 nm
> 0.3% @ 9 000 nm > 0.2% @ 9 000 nm
Spectral bandwidth 3) > 300 cm-1 @ 2 500 – 4 000 nm
> 200 cm-1 @ 4 000 – 8 000 nm
> 200 cm-1 @ 8 000 – 10 000 nm > 350 cm-1 @ 8 000 – 10 000 nm
Long-term power stability, 8 h 4) < 2% @ 5 000 nm
Pulse-to-pulse energy stability, 1 min 4) < 2% @ 5 000 nm
  1. Optional mode of operation. Optimized for maximum spectral bandwidth at expense of conversion efficiency.
  2. Specified as a percentage of pump power.
  3. FWHM (full width at half maximum).
  4. Expressed as NRMSD (normalized root mean squared deviation).
Model ORPHEUS-MIR
Output wavelength 1) 2000 ± 100 nm
Pulse duration < 50 fs
Conversion efficiency 2) > 8%
Spectral bandwidth > 350 cm-1
  1. Not tunable, optimized for best overall performance. Not simultaneous to OPA output.
  2. Specified as a percentage of pump power.
Model ORPHEUS-MIR
Tuning range 1) 1 350 – 2 000 nm
Pulse duration < 300 fs
Conversion efficiency 2) Contact sales@lightcon.com
Spectral bandwidth 60 – 150 cm-1
  1. Simultaneous to OPA output. Available on request.
  2. Specified as a percentage of pump power.
Model ORPHEUS-MIR
Tuning range 10 000 – 15 000 nm
Pulse duration < 300 fs
Conversion efficiency 1) > 0.2% @ 12 000 nm
Spectral bandwidth 100 – 150 cm-1
  1. Specified as a percentage of pump power.
Model ORPHEUS-MIR
Pump laser PHAROS or CARBIDE
Center wavelength 1030 ± 10 nm
Maximum pump power  80 W
Repetition rate Single-shot – 400 kHz
Pump pulse energy 200 µJ – 2 mJ
Pulse duration 1) 180 – 300 fs
  1. FWHM, assuming Gaussian pulse shape.

Broadband Mid-Infrared Source Tunable through 3-11pm Based on Yb-doped Laser and Dual OPA Setup

R. Budriunas, K. Jurkus, and A. Varanavicius, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (OSA, 2020).

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