Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor SHBC

  • 515 nm output
  • Picosecond pulses from femtosecond pump
  • < 10 cm⁻¹ or < 2 cm⁻¹ spectral bandwidth
  • Compact footprint


  • 515 nm output
  • Picosecond pulses from femtosecond pump
  • < 10 cm⁻¹ or < 2 cm⁻¹ spectral bandwidth
  • Compact footprint

SHBC is a second harmonic bandwidth compressor dedicated to the generation of narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses from a broad-bandwidth output of PHAROS and CARBIDE femtosecond lasers.

SHBC and SHBC-NB models enable the creation of versatile optical setups with narrow-bandwidth picosecond pulses in combination with tunable-wavelength broadband femtosecond pulses. In particular, such setups are of interest in sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy and femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (FSRS).

The standard SHBC model is also used to pump ORPHEUS‑PS for tunable picosecond output.

Output wavelength 1) 515 nm ± 5 nm
Conversion efficiency > 30% > 6% @ 3 – 6 µJ pump
> 10% @ 6 – 30 µJ pump
> 15% @ 30 – 200 µJ pump
Spectral bandwidth < 10 cm-1 < 2 cm-1
Pulse duration 2 – 4 ps 2) 50 – 100 ps
  1. Depends on pump laser model.
  2. SHBC can be adjusted to shorter pulse durations at the expense of narrow spectral bandwidth.
Pump source PHAROS or CARBIDE
with uncompressed output option
Repetition rate Single-shot – 1 MHz
Pump pulse energy 40 μJ – 4 mJ 3 – 200 µJ
Maximum pump power 40 W 10 W
Input height 70 mm 125 mm
Output height 80 mm 125 mm
Housing (L × W × H) 426 × 351 × 119 mm 400 × 195 × 187 mm

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SHBC Second Harmonic Bandwidth Compressor

Product datasheet.

Rev. 05/01/2024. Size 162.6 KB.

Femtosecond Laser Systems for Science

Product catalog.

Rev. 08/02/2024. Size 17.2 MB.


Product catalog in Chinese.

Rev. 13/02/2024. Size 17.8 MB.

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