Wavelength-Tunable Sources for Yb Lasers

The femtosecond wavelength-tunable sources are based on optical parametric amplification technology. Optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) for Yb lasers enable operation at high repetition rates while maintaining the best properties of TOPAS series OPAs such as the wide tuning range from deep-UV to mid-IR and high output stability. Our OPAs are built in three different platforms to suit your specific needs:

  • ORPHEUS represents the classic OPAs that many are used to. Just like TOPAS, it is quite simple yet offers an extensive range of parameters.
  • ORPHEUS-NEO introduces the next generation of OPAs equipped with multiple detectors for continuous power monitoring and diagnostics.
  • I-OPA is a compact OPA integrated on the laser and undergoes vibrational and thermal testing, making it the only commercial industrial-grade OPA.

Coupled with PHAROS or CARBIDE femtosecond laser, our OPAs make an invaluable source for ultrafast spectroscopy, nonlinear microscopy, and a variety of other scientific applications. See the tables below for more details on the platforms, as well as selection guide for your next wavelength-tunable source based on the desired pulse duration and spectral range.

Selection guide

Legend: Available Optional Fundamental wavelength

Model

Platform 1) Pulse
duration 2)
Wavelength, nm 2)
ORPHEUS ‑NEO I‑OPA 190 210 250 325 450 500 520 650 800 900 1030 1100 1200 1300 1350 1450 1600 1700 2000 2500 3000 4500 6000 10000 14000 15000 16000
-OPCPA       < 20 fs                                                      
-N-3H       < 50 fs                                                      
-N-2H                                                            
-VIS                                                            
CRONUS-3P 3)                                                            
-F       < 100 fs                                                      
-MIR                                                            
-UP-ONE                                                            
-UP-HP/HE                                                            
-HP/HE       < 300 fs                                                      
-ONE-HP/-HE                                                            
-PS       < 3000 fs                                                      
  1. Wavelength extensions might be platform dependent, refer to product datasheets or consult sales@lightcon.com.
  2. For exact pulse duration and wavelength tuning range, refer to specific product datasheets.
  3. CRONUS-3P is an I-OPA based laser source optimized for multiphoton microscopy.

Platforms

Platform ORPHEUS ORPHEUS-NEO I-OPA / CRONUS-3P TOPAS
Ytterbium (Yb) Ti:Sapphire
Automated wavelength tunability        
Single-box solution        
Continuous power monitoring and diagnostics        
Pump beam position tracking        
Fully integrated wavelength extensions        
Environmentally sealed for higher stability        
  • Wavelength tunability in an industrial design
  • Single-box solution
  • Tunable or fixed-wavelength models
  • Plug-and-play installation and robust performance
  • The most compact OPA in the market
  • From UV to MIR
  • Continuous power monitoring and diagnostics
  • Pumped by PHAROS-UP for ultrashort pulses
  • Up to 80 W, 800 µJ pump at up to 2 MHz
  • Fully integrated wavelength extensions
  • Second repetition rate pump option
  • Exceptional output stability
  • Continuous tunability from UV to MIR, 190 – 16000 nm
  • High energy and high power models for all needs
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • Up to 80 W pump power
  • Up to 2 mJ pump pulse energy
  • Combination of best collinear and non-collinear OPA features
  • Ultrashort pulses in NIR (650 – 900 nm and 1200 – 2500 nm)
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • < 100 fs pulse duration
  • Adjustable spectral bandwidth
  • Optional long pulse mode for gap-free tunability
  • High conversion efficiency in MIR, 1350 – 16000 nm
  • High energy and high power models for all needs
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • Up to 80 W pump power
  • Up to 2 mJ pump pulse energy
  • Broad-bandwidth MIR pulses at high repetition rate
  • Continuously tunable in 2500 – 15 000 nm range
  • Short-pulse high-energy auxiliary output at 2000 nm
  • Pumped by industrial-grade lasers for high stability
  • CEP-stable option
  • Ultrashort UV – VIS – NIR output
  • < 50 fs pulse duration at 500 nm
  • Up to 100 kHz repetition rate
  • Up to 20 W, 1 mJ pump
  • Optional UV extension down to 250 nm
  • NOPA for the shortest tunable pulses
  • Pulse duration down to < 30 fs
  • Integrated prism compressor
  • Adjustable spectral bandwidth and pulse duration
  • Wavelength feedback with internal spectrometer
  • Two simultaneous independently tunable outputs
  • 210 – 16000 nm tuning range
  • Single-shot – 2 MHz repetition rate
  • Up to 60 W, 0.5 mJ pump
  • Compact and cost-effective
  • CEP-stable option
  • Picosecond pulses from femtosecond pump
  • 210 – 4800 nm tuning range
  • 800 fs – 3 ps pulse duration
  • < 20 cm-1 spectral bandwidth
  • Up to 100 kHz repetition rate
  • High output stability
  • Tunable pulse duration, 100 fs – 20 ps
  • Maximum pulse energy of up to 4 mJ
  • Down to < 100 fs right at the output
  • Pulse-on-demand and BiBurst for pulse control
  • Up to 5th harmonic or tunable extensions
  • CEP stabilization or repetition rate locking
  • Thermally-stabilized and sealed design
  • Tunable pulse duration, 190 fs – 20 ps
  • Maximum output of 120 W and 2 mJ
  • 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

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