UltraFlux HR series

High Repetition Rate Tunable Wavelength Femtosecond OPCPA Systems
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  • Tunable wavelength femtosecond OPCPA system
  • 750 – 960 nm, 375 – 480 nm, 250 – 320 nm and 210 – 230 nm tuning ranges
  • Up to 14 mJ pulse energy at 1 kHz repetition rate
  • Perfectly synchronized fs and ps outputs option
  • Tunable wavelength femtosecond OPCPA system
  • 750 – 960 nm, 375 – 480 nm, 250 – 320 nm and 210 – 230 nm tuning ranges
  • Up to 14 mJ pulse energy at 1 kHz repetition rate
  • Perfectly synchronized fs and ps outputs option

Features & Applications

Features

  • Based on the novel OPCPA (Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification) technology
  • Patented front-end design (patents no. EP2827461 and EP2924500)
  • 750 – 960 nm, 375 – 480 nm, 250 – 320 nm and 210 – 230 nm tuning ranges
  • Up to 14 mJ pulse energy at 1 kHz repetition rate
  • Excellent pulse energy stability: ≤ 1 % RMS
  • Excellent long-term average power stability: ≤1.5 % RMS over 8-hour period
  • Perfectly synchronized fs and ps output option
  • Hands free wavelength tuning
  • High contrast pulses without any additional improvement equipment

Applications

  • Broadband CARS and SFG
  • Femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear spectroscopy
  • High harmonic generation

Description

UltraFlux HR series is a compact high repetition rate tunable wavelength femtosecond laser system which incorporates the advantages of dual output ultrafast fiber laser, solid-state and parametric chirped pulse amplification technologies.

A novel OPCPA front-end technology uses a dual output picosecond fiber laser for seeding both picosecond DPSS pump laser and femtosecond parametric amplifier with a spectrally broadened output.

This approach greatly simplifies the system – excludes femtosecond regenerative amplifier and eliminates the need of pump and seed pulse synchronization while ensuring practically zero jitter between the channels. In addition to that, contrast of the output pulses in picosecond to nanosecond time scale is enhanced.

All UltraFlux series laser systems are assembled on a rigid breadboard or optical table to ensure excellent long-term stability. Modular internal design offers high level of customization and easy scalability. All of these systems can be customized according to customer requirements by adding custom specifications or multiple channels.

Incorporation of parametric chirped pulse amplification technology together with a novel ultrafast fiber laser helped to create and bring to the market a new tool for femtosecond pump-probe, nonlinear spectroscopy, emerging high harmonic generation experiments and other femtosecond and nonlinear spectroscopy applications. With this laser ultrafast science breakthrough is closer to any photonics lab than ever before.

Specifications

ModelUltraFlux FT031kUltraFlux FT31kUltraFlux FT61kUltraFlux FT141k
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS 1)
Output energy 2)
    Signal300 µJ3 mJ6 mJ14 mJ
    SH output 3)60 µJ0.6 mJ1.5 mJ3.5 mJ 4)
    TH output 3)15 µJ150 µJ0.4 mJ1.2 mJ 4)
    FH output 3)3 µJ30 µJ100 µJ300 µJ 4)
Pulse repetition rate1 kHz
Wavelength tuning range
    Signal 5)750 – 960 nm
    SH output 3)375 – 480 nm
    TH output 3)250 – 320 nm
    FH output 3)210 – 230 nm
Scanning steps
    Signal5 nm
    SH output 3)5 nm
    TH output 3)3 nm
    FH output 3)2 nm
Pulse duration 5) 7)40 ± 20 fs
Pulse energy stability 8)< 1.5 %≤ 1 %
Long-term power drift 9)< 1.5 %
Beam spatial profileGaussianSuper Gaussian 10)
Beam diameter 11)~ 2 mm~ 5 mm~ 7 mm~ 15 mm
Beam pointing stability 12)≤ 30 µrad
Temporal contrast 13)
    APFC (within ± 50 ps)107 : 1
    Pre-pulse (≤ 50 ps)109 : 1
    Post-Pulse (> 50 ps)108 : 1
Optical pulse jitter 13)
    Trig out≤ 50 ps
    Pre-Trig out≤ 10 ps
    With –PLL option≤ 3 ps
Polarizationlinear, horizontal
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 15)
Laser head size (W×L×H mm)750 × 1200 × 300900 × 1500 × 300900 × 1800 × 3001200 × 2000 × 300
Power supply size (W×L×H mm)553 × 600 × 850553 × 600 × 1250
Umbilical length 16)2.5 m
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS 17)
Electrical power200 – 240 V AC, single-phase, 47 – 63 Hz208, 380 or 400 V AC, three-phase, 50/60 Hz 18)
Power consumption 19)≤ 1 kVA≤ 2 kVA≤ 5 kVA≤ 8 kVA
Water supplynot required≤ 5 l/min, 2 Bar, max 20 °C
Operating ambient temperature22 ± 2 °C
Storage ambient temperature15 – 35 °C
Relative humidity (non-condensing)≤ 80 %
Cleanness of the roomISO Class 7
  1. Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. The parameters marked ‘typical’ are indications of typical performance and will vary with each unit we manufacture. Presented parameters can be customized to meet customer‘s requirements.
  2. Maximum pulse energy specified at 840 nm, SH output at 420 nm, TH output at 280 nm and FH output at 210 nm.
  3. Harmonic outputs are optional. Specifications valid with respective harmonic module purchased. Outputs are not simultaneous. Maximum harmonic energy depends on OPCPA signal beam profile and pulse duration.
  4. Maximum pump energy for harmonics limited to 10 mJ @ 840 nm.
  5. Optional extended tuning range of 700 – 1010 nm available upon request.
  6. Standard pulse duration changes though the wavelength range – shortest pulse duration is achieved ~840 nm spectral range.
  7. Separate ‘F10’ option can be ordered to reduce pulse duration to ≤ 10 fs. Wavelength tunability not available with ‘F10’ option.
  8. Under stable environmental conditions, normalized to average pulse energy (RMS, averaged from 60 s).
  9. Measured over 8 hours period after 30 min warm-up when ambient temperature variation is less than ±2 °C.
  10. Super-Gaussian spatial mode of 6-11th order in near field.
  11. Beam diameter is measured at signal output at 1/e2 level for Gaussian beams and FWHM level for Super-Gaussian beams.
  12. Beam pointing stability is evaluated as movement of the beam centroid in the focal plane of a focusing element (RMS, averaged from 30 s).
  13. Pulse contrast is only limited by amplified parametric fluorescence (APFC) in the temporal range of ~90 ps which covers OPCPA pump pulse duration and is better than 106:1. APFC contrast depends on OPCPA saturation level. Our OPCPA systems are ASE-free and pulse contrast value in nanosecond range is limited only by measurement device capabilities (third-order autocorrelator). There are no pre-pulses generated in the system and post-pulses are eliminated by using wedged transmission optics.
  14. Optical pulse jitter in respect to electrical outputs:
    – Trig out > 3.5 V @ 50 Ω
    – Pre-Trig out > 1 V @ 50 Ω
    – PLL option > 1 V @ 50 Ω
  15. System sizes are preliminary and depend on customer lab layout and additional options purchased.
  16. Longer umbilical with up to 10 m for flash lamp pumped and up to 5 m for diode pumped systems available upon request.
  17. The laser and auxiliary units must be settled in such a place void of dust and aerosols. It is advisable to operate the laser in air conditioned room, provided that the laser is placed at a distance from air conditioning outlets. The laser should be positioned on a solid worktable. Access from one side should be ensured.
  18. Voltage fluctuations allowed are +10 % / -15 % from nominal value.
  19. Required current rating can be calculated by dividing power rating by mains voltage. Power rating is given in apparent power (kVA) for systems with flash lamp power supplies and in real power (kW) for systems without flash lamp power supplies where reactive power is neglectable.

Note: Laser must be connected to the mains electricity all the time. If there will be no mains electricity for longer that 1 hour then laser (system) needs warm up for a few hours before switching on.

Options

OptionDescriptionComment
-F10Short Pulse option reduces output pulse duration to ≤10 fsWavelength tunability not available with ‘F10’ option
-CEPCEP stabilization to ≤400 mradPassive and active CEP stabilization
-DM‘Deformable Mirror’ option for Strehl ration improvement to >0.9
-SH/TH/FHSecond, third and fourth harmonic outputsConversion efficiency from signal respectively ~20 %, ~5 % and ~1 %. Harmonic outputs not simultaneous with signal output
-ps outAdditional ps output that is optically synchronized to main system outputCan be simultaneous and non-simultaneous to the main system output
-AWAir-Water coolingNo external water required. Heat dissipation equals total power consumption

Performance

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Power Supply

CabinetUsable heightHeight H, mmWidth W, mmDepth D, mm
MR-99 U455.5 (519 1) )553600
MR-1212 U589 (653 1) )553600
MR-1616 U768 (832 1) )553600
MR-2020 U889 (952 1) )553600
MR-2525 U1167 (1231 1) )553600
  1. Full height with wheels.

Publications

Found total :
2 articles, 2 selected
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Scientific Applications
High Intensity Sources – laser produced plasma, x-ray source, extreme UV
OPCPA Systems – optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system
All Applications

53 W average power CEP-stabilized OPCPA system delivering 5.5 TW few cycle pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate

Related applications:  High Intensity Sources OPCPA Systems

Authors:  R. Budriūnas, T. Stanislauskas, J. Adamonis, A. Aleknavičius, G. Veitas, D. Gadonas, S. Balickas, A. Michailovas, A. Varanavičius

We present a high peak and average power optical parametric chirped pulse amplification system driven by diode-pumped Yb:KGW and Nd:YAG lasers running at 1 kHz repetition rate. The advanced architecture of the system allows us to achieve >53 W average power combined with 5.5 TW peak power, along with sub-220 mrad CEP stability and sub-9 fs pulse duration at a center wavelength around 880 nm. Broadband, background-free, passively CEP stabilized seed pulses are produced in a series of cascaded optical parametric amplifiers pumped by the Yb:KGW laser, while a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser system provides multi-mJ pump pulses for power amplification stages. Excellent stability of output parameters over 16 hours of continuous operation is demonstrated.

Published: 2017.   Source: Optical Society of America | Vol. 25, No. 5 | 6 Mar 2017 | OPTICS EXPRESS 5799

Table top TW-class OPCPA system driven by tandem femtosecond Yb:KGW and picosecond Nd:YAG lasers

Related applications:  OPCPA Systems

Authors:  T. Stanislauskas, R. Budriūnas, R. Antipenkov, A. Zaukevičius, J. Adamonis, A. Michailovas, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Varanavičius

We present a compact TW-class OPCPA system operating at 800 nm. Broadband seed pulses are generated and pre-amplified to 25 mJ in a white light continuum seeded femtosecond NOPA. Amplification of the seed pulses to 35 mJ at a repetition rate of 10 Hz and compression to 9 fs is demonstrated.

Published: 2014.   Source: Optical Society of America | Vol. 22, No. 1 | DOI:10.1364/OE.22.001865 | OPTICS EXPRESS 1865

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