The Mid-IR tunable broadband light source is fully automated and designed to be highly customizable to deliver turn-key solutions meeting your specific needs. It is based on a 1 µm pump laser operating at 76 MHz, which drives an optical parametric oscillator (OPO, Levante IR fs).
The OPO generates Signal and Idler in the range of 1.32 µm to 4.8 µm. Both beams can be mixed in a Difference Frequency Generator (DFG, HarmoniXX DFG), providing access to wavelengths up to 15 µm. Moreover, such a light source can be extended with additional APE devices, such as wavelength converters, pulse pickers or pulse slicers, to further enhance its capabilities in terms of wavelength range, repetition rate adjustment or spectral bandwidth narrowing.
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Levante IR fs:
The Levante IR fs is an innovative synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO). It is powered by a mode-locked femtosecond laser that emits at a fixed 1 µm wavelength. The OPO uses a parametric process to generate Signal and Idler pulses, which are synchronized with each other and with the pump pulse, without any jitter. This design ensures precise and reliable operation for a range of applications.
- Complete PC control and automated wavelength tuning
- Synchronized output pulses for precise performance
- Standard software interface using TCP/IP for seamleass integration
- Integrated spectrometer for precise wavelength analysis for OPO Signal range
HarmoniXX DFG is a versatile wavelength converter that expands APE´s product line into the mid-infrared range. This cutting-edge device combines the Signal and Idler beams of Levante IR fs OPO. By tuning the OPO wavelengths users can easily adjust the output wavelength of the DFG. This enables a broad wavelength range of 5 µm to over 15 µm, making the HarmoniXX DFG a highly flexible tool for a variety of applications.
- Direct compatible with Levante IR fs
- Automated wavelength tuning for easy customization
- Integrated spatial beam overlap for optimal beam quality
- Delay line integrated for temporal overlap optimization
- Connection for purge to ensure stable performance
Specifications & Typical Performance
|Mid-IR tunable broadband light source|
|Mid-IR tunable broadband light source is versatile and can be customized to meet the unique requirements of each user.|
|Wavelength range||<1.32 µm … 15 µm (7575 cm-1 … 667 cm-1)
optional VIS/UV extension down to 0.33 µm
|Power||2.8 W at 1.5 µm (6667 cm-1)
1.05 W at 2.5 µm (4000 cm-1)
45 mW at 6.0 µm (1667 cm-1)
>1 mW at 15 µm (667 cm-1)
|Spectral bandwidth||~80 cm-1 (<4.8 µm)
>125 cm-1 (>5.0 µm)
|Pulse width, typical||200 fs|
|Repetition rate||76 MHz|
|Control||Automated and software supported|
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