Levante IR - ps version


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fs / ps MHz OPO | fixed frequency pumped


The Levante IR - ps is a synchronously pumped OPO (optical parametric oscillator) with a mode-locked picosecond laser emitting at 1 μm as fixedwavelength pump source. Its housing, inner control electronics and software were completely new developed for easier handling and more automated control.

The accessible wavelength range for the Signal output is 1315 ... 2000 nm and the wavelength range for the Idler output is 2150 ... 4700 nm (when pumped @ 1031 nm). This is ideal for applications that require tunable light in the IR, e. g. vibrational spectroscopy.

The OPO comes with a periodically poled FAN crystal as gain medium. Therefore temperature tuning is not necessary even for fast tuning. Due to the new platform tuning will be automated and can be controlled via software. A TCP/IP interface is available as well.

The Levante IR - ps is a versatile narrow bandwidth light source for picosecond pulses. When combined with extra-cavity SHG (Second Harmonic Generation), THG (Third Harmonic Generation) and DFG (Difference Frequency Generation) wavelength converters of the HarmoniXX series, almost every wavelength from 660 nm up to 15 μm can be generated.

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  • Output pulses perfectly synchronized in time
  • Computer controlled wavelength tuning
  • Standardized Software Interface
  • Integrated spectrometer for OPO Signal wavelength range


Wavelength range (Signal) 1315 ... 2000 nm @ 1032 nm
Output power (Signal) 1500 nm > 1.5 W @ 7.5 W, 2 ps        > 2 W @ 10 W, 6 ps pump; 1032 nm
Pulse width typ. 2 ps @ 2 ps pump
Time bandwidth product typ. 0.6
Pulse repetition rate approx. 80 MHz (depending on and equal to the repetition rate of the pump laser)
Idler wavelength range (optional) 2150 ... 4800 nm with @ 1032 nm
Idler output power (optional)

2500 nm > 0.6 W @ 7.5 W, 2 ps
> 0.8 W @ 10 W, 6 ps pump; 1032 nm

Appropriate pump parameters 2 ... 10 W | 1030 ... 1064 nm | 1 ... 10 ps
  75 ... > 80 MHz repetiton rate (fixwd at time of order)



Here you can download some examples that demonstrate how to use the Standard Software Interface (using TCP/IP) with common programming languages:


This device is available directly via A·P·E and in the countries listed below via our exclusive distribution partners:

Australia: Coherent Scientific

China: Pinnacle / PulsePower

France: Optoprim

Great Britain and Ireland: Photonic Solutions

India: Laser Science

Japan: Phototechnica

Poland: Eurotek

Singapore: AceXon

Spain, Portugal: Innova Scientific

Switzerland: Dyneos

Taiwan: SuperbIN

USA, Canada, Middle and South America: A.P.E America

  • Adaptation to other pump parameters