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fs / ps MHz OPO



The OPO PP Auto FAN is a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO) designed to be pumped by a mode-locked ps or fs Ti:Sapphire laser. The OPO crystal is based on a periodically poled (PP) crystal with a FAN structure, which enables a large tuning range from a single crystal as well as a high conversion efficiency and low pump treshold.
Because of the FAN structure the Signal wavelength can be tuned independently of the pump wave- length in the range of the pump wavelength from 740 … 880 nm. This enables a maximum flexibility of simultaneous available wavelengths for the ex- periment as well as no need for changing of crystals to access the full tuning range from 1000 ... 1600 nm. Optionally, an Idler beam is available covering the wavelengths from 1750 ... 4000 nm.
The OPO is equipped with an internal spectrometer for active wavelength control and stabilization, also sensors for humidity and relative power are integrated. Optionally, an autocorrelator driven by the OPO control unit is available.
All versions of the OPO system can be operated in both femto- and picosecond mode, depending on pump pulse duration by simple exchanging the OPO crystal.




  • Independent pump- and Signal tuning
  • Access to the compelete tuning range without exchange of the crystal
  • Integrated spectrometer
  • Computer controlled tuning
  • fs- and ps-operation with exchange of crystals
  • Low pump threshold
  • High conversion efficiency
  • Wavelength independent pulse width
  • Jitter-free generation of pulses
  • Easy alignment


OPO Signal
1000 ... 1600 nm1)
Output power@1100 nm | pumped @800 nm
  Chameleon Ultra II / Mira HP > 650 mW@3.5 W pump > 520 mW@2.8 W pump  
  Mira V10 > 250 mW@1.3 W pump > 250 mW@1.3 W pump    
  Mira V5 > 75 mW@0.65 W pump > 75 mW@0.65 W pump
OPO Signal VIS
(VIS Ring version)
505 ... 740 nm1)
Output power@600 nm | pumped @800 nm
  Chameleon Ultra II / Mira HP > 500 mW @ 3.5 W pump > 400 mW @ 2.8 W pump
  Mira V10 > 150 mW @ 1.3 W pump > 150 mW @ 1.3 W pump
  Mira V5 > 40 mW @ 0.65 W pump > 40 mW @ 0.65 W pump
OPO Idler (optional)
1750 ... 4000 nm1)
Pulse width
typ. 200 fs @ 130 fs pump pulse width
typ. 1.6 ps @ 2 ps pump pulse width
Time bandwidth product
typ. 0.6
Polarization Signal and Idler
linear / horizontal
Polarisation Signal SHG (VIS)
linear / vertical
Beam quality M2
< 1.2
Spectrometer range  
  IR Version
680 … 1640 nm
  VIS version
480 ... 1640 nm
Repetition rate
appr. 80 MHz
(according to and equal to the repetiton rate of the pump laser)
< 0.5% RMS2)

1) Depending on actual Pump wavelength

2) RMS noise measured in a bandwidth from 10 Hz ... 1 MHz



Worldwide except Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Coherent Laser Group


The A·P·E OPO can be provided with several options and modifications1):
• Autocorrelator
• Output of Idler beam (in addition to output of Signal beam)
• Depleted pump output
• Customized wavelength ranges
• Adaptation to various pump laser cavity lengths and pump pulse durations
• Synchronization of different output beams (internal delay line) for use in frequency mixing devices and multi-color applications
• Frequency mixing devices (Difference Frequency Generation for MIR generation: HarmoniXX DFG)
• Simultaneos access to IR and VIS output

1) Not included in standard model