Autocorrelator

pulseCheck SM Type 2

High Dynamic Range Autocorrelator for High Contrast Pulse Characterization


pulseCheck SM Type 2 High Contrast Reveals Temporal Information of Pre-/Post-pulses and Pedestals


Revealing Pre-pulses, Post-pulses, Pedestals, Satellites

High contrast measurements with the Autocorrelator pulseCheck SM Type 2 autocorrelator provide information about how far in time and intensity the main pulse is accompanied by pre-pulses, post-pulses and pedestals.

With a high dynamic range of 107, the pulseCheck SM Type 2 is ideally suited for the characterization of high-intensity, high-repetition rate laser pulses, such as the used in material processing or in ultra-high intensity light-matter interaction experiments.

At a Glance

  • Measuring intense pulses and their pre-pulses, post-pulses, pedestals
  • High dynamic range measurements of ultra-short laser pulses
  • Temporal resolution for normal operation 1 fs and 25 fs for high contrast operation
  • Ethernet, TCP/IP and USB connectivity for easy automation
  • NIST traceable temporal calibration

Publication available

pedestal figure for APE

Take a look at this recent paper by Peter G. Kazansky on “Controlling ultrafast laser writing in silica glass by pulse temporal contrast.”


High Contrast Measurement vs. Standard Autocorrelation Measurement

Figure: SM Type 2 high contrast autocorrelation measurement of an industrial femtosecond fiber laser with a nominal pulse duration of ~ 280 fs (please note the ps scale of the measurement). Measurement conditions: ~ 1030 nm, 35 mW, 1 MHz.

Specifications

At a Glance

pulseCheck
SM Type 2
Pulse width<100 fs … 400 ps
Wavelength range700 nm … 1100 nm
Recommended repeptition rate>10 Hz
Max. input power,
pulse energy
0.5 W for quasi-cw laser
5 µJ for kHz laser
Input beam polarizationLinear, any
Input beam couplingFree-space with 6 mm aperture
Input beam height76 mm
Measurement refresh rate120 ps/sec
depending on scan range
Delay resolution1 fs normal operation
25 fs high contrast operation
ContrastDepending on laser repetition rate: 10-7 for >100 kHz, 10-6 for >10 Hz
Type of measurment modeNon-collinear intensity and collinear interferometric - switchable
Available detector typesPhotodiode (PD) with fixed wavelength range
CalibrationNIST traceable calibration certificate included
Trigger modeTTL <100 kHz
Phase matchingSoftware-supported
Intensity resolution18 bit
ConnectivityEthernet, USB, TCP/IP (SCPI command set)
Remote controlProgrammable via API
  • Measuring intense pulses and their pre-pulses, post-pulses, pedestals
  • High dynamic range measurements of ultra-short laser pulses
  • Temporal resolution for normal operation 1 fs and 25 fs for high contrast operation
  • Ethernet, TCP/IP and USB connectivity for easy automation
  • NIST traceable temporal calibration

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Included

Acquisition Software and TCP/IP Standard Software Interface

All models come with an easy to use data acquisition software, allowing for real-time data display. Furthermore, the TCP/IP-based standard software interface by APE makes it straight forward to set up remote control. This allows you, for example, to design your own automated measurement routines. Simply use our protocol templates for rapid configuration with familiar programming languages, including C++, C#, LabVIEW, Python, Matlab, and Ruby.

NIST Traceable Calibration

Laboratories and manufacturers are often faced with systematically establishing an unbroken chain of calibrations to specified references. All APE autocorrelator models are calibrated to a traceable standard in accordance with NIST (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology) measurement traceability specifications. A printed and signed calibration certificate is provided with each pulseCheck.


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