The A·P·E Optical Parametric Amplifier provides widely tunable high energy pulses at high repetition rates. It is the optimal light source for multi-photon interaction, spectroscopy and microscopy.
High power OPA
AVUS is an Optical Parametric Amplifier (OPA) that provides widely tunable high energy pulses and high repetition rates (up to 1 MHz). AVUS offers highest average output power on the market and is designed for 1 µm fs pump lasers.
AVUS is very user friendly with fully automated tuning and wavelength separation. Little or no user training is required and the AVUS comes ready for remote operation. High repetition rates of up to 1 MHz enable fast data acquisition, which is critical to many experiments. With the combination of the highest commercially available average power and high repetition rates, AVUS is the optimal system for multiphoton interaction.
AVUS features one single main output port for the whole wavelength range, without manual adjustment. External beam routing or re-alignment by the user is not necessary.
There are options for a separate output of the pump laser second harmonic, as well as a pump laser beam bypass. In the bypass mode the undepleted residual pump beam is accessible without special beam separation.
All shutters are computer controlled and can be accessed remotely. For maximum flexibility several AVUS units can be operated in parallel with different input options.
- 1 μm pumped fs-OPA
- Full automation
- Up to 5 W output (Signal and Idler)
- Pump power up to 50 W
- UV / VIS and IR (210 nm to 11 μm) extensions
- Single output port and automated wavelength separation
- Air cooled
|Pump laser parameters|
|Maximum input power||50 W|
|Input energy||20 ... 200 µJ|
|Wavelength||approx. 1030 nm|
|Repetition rate||up to 1 MHz|
|Pulse width||200 ... 400 fs|
|Conversion efficiency @ peak||12 % (Signal + Idler, measured @ 35 W input power)|
|Time bandwidth product||< 1|
|Pulse width||typ. 200 fs|
|Bandwidth||70 ... 120 cm-1|
|Basic||630 ... 1020 nm / 1040 ... 2600 nm|
|UV / VIS extension||210 ... 255 nm / 260 ... 510 nm / 520 ... 630 nm|
|IR extension||up to 11 µm|
|Power supply||100 ... 240 V AC / 50 ... 60 Hz|
|Max. power consumption||100 W|
|Ambient temperature during operation||19 ... 25º C (< 60 % relative humidity)|