Tunable Automated Femtosecond OPO Suitable for Ti:Sa Laser
OPO-X is a synchronously pumped widely tunable optical parametric oscillator (OPO) for fs or ps Ti:Sapphire laser pumping, covering the wavelength range from 505 … 4000 nm. It is fully automated, i.e. software controlled tuning over the full specified wavelength range. This is made possible by its new control electronics, internal diagnostics, and Control Software packaged conveniently in a new housing.
OPO-X is based on a FAN crystal, which enables a large flexibility. The OPO wavelength can be tuned independently of the pump wavelength, accepting to be pumped from 740 … 880 nm. This enables a maximum flexibility of simultaneous available wavelengths for the experiment.
At a Glance
- Suitable for Mira / Mira HP / Chameleon Ultra II / Chameleon Vision II / Tsunami / MaiTai
- Independent Pump- and Signal tuning
- Fully automated tuning
- Windows-based Control Software included
- Jitter-free generation of pulses
- Standard Software interface (using TCP/IP)
Ready for fs and ps
All versions of the OPO-X system can be operated in both femto- and picosecond mode (depending on the pump), by simple exchanging a few optical elements.
OPO- X can be provided with several options and modifications:
- Output of Idler beam (in addition to output of Signal beam)
- Depleted pump output (not in combination with Idler)
- Customized wavelength ranges
- Adaptation to various pump laser cavity lengths and pump pulse width
- Difference Frequency Generation for MIR generation up to15 µm
- Simultaneous access to IR and VIS output
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.
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More Wavelength with OPO-X in Combination with Harmonic Generation
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.
The OPO-X dual offers both fs and ps modes of operation with same specifications, as detailed below. It is designed to be compatible with various Ti:Sa lasers, as summarized in the standardized pump laser specifications provided below. If your laser has differnt parameter, please don´t hesitate contact us for further information.
|OPO-X||Femtosecond (fs)||Picosecond (ps)|
|* Pump wavelength-dependent
** RMS noise measured within bandwidth of 10 Hz … 1 MHz, using a Pump wavelength of 800 nm and a Signal wavelength of 1100 nm.
|Wavelength range Signal||1000 nm … 1600 nm*|
|Wavelength range Signal SHG, optional||505 nm … 740 nm*|
|Wavelength range Idler, optional||1750 nm … 4000 nm*|
|Power Signal||>650 mW at 1100 nm pumped with 3.5 W at 800 nm, others on request||>520 mW at 1100 nm pumped with 2.8 W at 800 nm, others on request|
|Power Signal SHG||>500 mW at 600 nm pumped with 3.5 W at 800 nm, others on request||>400 mW at 600 nm pumped with 2.8 W at 800 nm, others on request|
|Pulse width, typical||200 fs pumped with 130 fs||1.6 ps pumped with 2 ps|
|Time bandwidth product, typical||0.6|
|Repetition rate||~76 MHz … ~80 MHz, equal and synchronous to pump laser, others on request|
|Polarization||Signal and Idler: linear, horizontal
Signal SHG: linear, vertical
|Beam quality M2, typical||<1.2|
|Noise, typical||<0.5% RMS**|
|Wavelength tuning||Fully automated||Fully automated, expect ps Signal SHG semi-automated|
|Wavelength tuning feedback||Built-in spectrometer, 495 nm … 1630 nm|
|Software||Notebook with pre-installed software included|
|Remote control||via TCP/IP|
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