APL2100 series

High Energy Picosecond Amplifiers
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  • Flash lamp pumped picosecond amplifiers
  • Pulse energies up to 2 J
  • 20 – 80 ps pulses
  • 10 Hz pulse repetition rate.
  • Flash lamp pumped picosecond amplifiers
  • Pulse energies up to 2 J
  • 20 – 80 ps pulses
  • 10 Hz pulse repetition rate.

Features & Applications

Features

  • Diode pumped regenerative amplifier
  • Seeding of regenerative amplifier with customers super-continuum seeding source
  • Flashlamp pumped power amplifier
  • Advanced beam shaping for high pulse energy
  • Thermally induced birefringence compensated design for high pulse repetition rates
  • Low jitter synchronisation pulses for streak camera triggering with 10 ps rms jitter (optional)
  • Water-water heat exchanger for cooling of pump chambers
  • Remote control pad
  • Control through CAN or USB interface (RS232 is optional)
  • Optional temperature stabilized second, third and fourth harmonic generators

Applications

  • OPCPA pumping
  • OPG/OPA pumping
  • Other spectroscopic and nonlinear optics applications…

Description

APL210x series amplifiers are designed to produce up to 1000 mJ picosecond pulses. High pulse energy, excellent pulse-to-pulse energy stability, superior beam quality makes APL210x series picosecond amplifiers well suited for applications like OPCPA pumping, non-linear optics and others.

Regenerative amplifier / Power amplifier design

APL210x series amplifiers are designed to be seeded by external seeding source. Diode pumped regenerative amplifier ensures amplification of seed signal to stable mJ level pulse for amplification in linear amplifiers.  Advanced beam shaping ensures smooth, without hot spots beam spatial profile at the laser output. Low light depolarization level allows high efficiency  generation of up to 4th harmonics with build-in harmonics generators.

Build-in harmonic generators

Angle-tuned DKDP crystals  harmonics generators  mounted in temperature stabilized heaters are used for second, third and fourth harmonic generation. Harmonics separation system is designed to ensure high spectral purity of radiation and direct it to the output ports.

Simple and convenient laser control

For customer convenience the amplifier can be controlled through user-friendly remote control pad or USB interface. The control pad features a backlit display that is easy to read even  while wearing laser safety eyewear. Alternatively, the amplifier can be controlled from personal computer with supplied software for Windows™ operating system. LabVIEW™ drivers are supplied as well.

Specifications

ModelAPL2101APL2103APL2105APL2106APL2107
Main specifications 1)
Output energy
    at 1064 nm200 mJ300 mJ550 mJ1000 mJ2200 mJ
    at 532 nm 2)100 mJ150 mJ250 mJ500 mJ1100 mJ
    at 355 nm 3)60 mJ90 mJ170 mJ300 mJTBA
    at 266 nm 4)20 mJ30 mJ60 mJ100 mJTBA
Pulse energy stability (Std.Dev.) 5)
    at 1064 nm1.5 %
    at 532 nm2.5 %
    at 355 nm5 %
    at 266 nm7 %
Pulse duration (FWHM)6)90 ± 10 ps
Pulse repetition rate 7)10 Hz
Triggering modeexternal
Spatial mode 8)super-Gaussian
Beam divergence 9)< 0.5 mrad
Typical beam diameter 10)~11 mm~17 mm~24 mm
Beam pointing stability 11)< 60 µrad
Pre-pulse contrast> 200:1
Polarizationlinear, > 100:1
Input
Wavelength1064 nm
Pulse duration range (FWHM)20 fs – 90 ps
Pulse repetition rate50 – 95 MHz
Average power> 20mW
Physical characteristics
Laser head size (W×L×H)600 × 1500 × 350 mm600 × 1800 × 350 mmTBA
Power supply size (W×L×H)550 × 600 × 1100 mm550 × 600 × 1230 mmTBA
Operating requirements
Water service< 12 l/min, below 20 °C< 25 l/min, below 20 °C
Relative humidity20 – 80 % (non condensing)
Operating ambient temperature22±2 °C
Mains voltage208 or 230 V AC, single phase, 50/60 Hz208 or 230 V AC, three phases, 50/60 Hz
Power rating 12)< 2 kVA< 2 kVA< 2.5 kVA< 4.5 kVA< 12 kVA
  1. Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change. Parameters marked typical are illustrative; they are indications of typical performance and will vary with each unit we manufacture. Unless stated otherwise, all specifications are measured at 1064 nm.
  2. For APL210x-SH and APL210x-SH/FH options. Outputs are not simultaneous.
  3. For APL210x-TH option. Outputs are not simultaneous.
  4. For APL210x-SH/FH option. Outputs are not simultaneous.
  5. Averaged from pulses, emitted during 30 sec time interval.
  6. Optional 30 ps duration. Inquire for pulse energies.
  7. Should be specified when ordering. Inquire for custom pulse repetition rates.
  8. Gaussian fit >80%.
  9. Full angle measured at the 1/e² level at 1064 nm.
  10. Beam diameter is measured at 1064 nm at the 1/e² level.
  11. Value measured from 300 shots.
  12. Required current rating can be calculated by dividing power rating by mains voltage.

Available Models & Options

ModelFeatures
APL2101Delivers 200 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 10 Hz repetition rate
APL2103Delivers 300 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 10 Hz repetition rate
APL2105Delivers 550 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 10 Hz repetition rate
APL2106Delivers 1000 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 10 Hz repetition rate
APL2107Delivers 2200 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 10 Hz repetition rate

Option P30

Provides 30±3 ps output pulse duration. Contact EKSPLA for pulse energy specifications.

Ordering Information

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