Spider



Precise Characterization of Very Short Pulses Down to < 5 fs

 


Overview

The FC Spider (Few Cycle Spider) by APE provides spectral and temporal characterization of ultrashort laser pulses down to below 5 fs. It covers both the red and near infrared range, and visible wavelength region with the FC Spider VIS. This high-precision tool is ideal for aligning and monitoring the performance of broadband Ti:Sa oscillators and amplifier chains with bandwidths starting at 30 nm.

Measuring Spectral Phase Directly

Based on the proven and patented Spider (Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction) technology, using a non-drifting, etalon interferometer and a material dispersion stretcher, the FC Spider directly measures the spectral phase by analyzing a spectral interferogram. In combination with a simultaneously measured power spectrum, real-time calculation and visualization of the spectral and temporal amplitude and phase is accomplished.

At a Glance

  • Short pulse characterization down to < 5 fs
  • Spectral coverage in the IR range and VIS range
  • Real-time and single-shot measurement of phase and intensity
  • High level of automated software support and internal camera-assisted alignment
  • Full software suite included
  • Ideal for broadband Ti:Sa oscillators, hollow-core fiber compressors, and NOPA

Specifications

FC Spider SpecificationFC Spider NIRFC Spider VISFC Spider IR
Wavelength Range550 ... 1050 nm or
500 ... 1000 nm or
660 ... 1160 nm
450 … 900 nm
with different center wavelength options
700 ... 1300 nm
Typical ApplicationsCharacterization of very short pulses, broad bandwidths; E.g. Ti:Sa Laser, hollow-core fiber compressorCharacterization of very short pulses, broad bandwidths; Visible wavelength range; E.g. NOPACharacterization of very short pulses, broad bandwidths; IR wavelength range; E.g. fs Yb
Spectral Bandwidth> 30 nm at e.g. 800 nm10 ... 50 nm at e.g. 550 nm, other options available40 … > 200 nm
Pulse Width< 5 ... 200 fs< 10 ... < 150 fs at e.g. 550 nm, other options available< 7 … 200 fs
Laser Repetition RateAny; Single ShotAny; Single Shot> 10 kHz
Input PolarizationLinear horizontalLinear horizontalLinear horizontal
Input Power> 50 mW at e.g. 80 MHz, 10 fs
20 mW at e.g. 1 kHz, 20 fs
On requestOn request
Input TriggerTTL for f < 10 HzTTL for f < 10 HzOn Request
ConnectionUSBUSBUSB
SoftwareSoftware Suite IncludedSoftware Suite IncludedSoftware Suite Included
NotebookNotebook with pre-installed Software recommandedNotebook with pre-installed Software recommandedNotebook with pre-installed Software recommanded
Options
Wavelength RangeOther wavelengths on requestPre-mounted optics for various center wavelengths (see datasheet for details)Other wavelengths on request
External Beam Splitter and Beam Routing KitFor lasers with low repetition rates (kHz or less)For lasers with low repetition rates (kHz or less)
Fiber CouplingAvailable for fundamental input-On request
FC Spider / Spider IR Software Suite 
▪ Alternative interferogram demodulation analysis: Fourier / Wavelet
▪ Peak power calculation
▪ Measurement of phase differences (Dispersion measurement)
▪ Spectral phase derivation up to fourth order
▪ Simulation of additional theoretical dispersion (GDD, TOD, FOD)
▪ Spectrogram (X-FROG, SHG-FROG) and Wigner trace representation of the pulse
▪ E-field plot

Datasheets & Brochures

APE Spiders rev. 3.1.1 (pdf / english)


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APE has distributors around the world to give you the best support. Choose a country to find your local sales contact:

APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH
Plauener Strasse 163-165 | Haus N
13053 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 986011-30
Fax +49 30 986011333

Sales: sales@ape-berlin.de
Support: service@ape-berlin.de

Coherent Scientific pty. Ltd.
Hilton SA 5033, South Australia

Phone: +61 8 8150 5200
Email: sales@coherent.com.au

Pinnacle Scientific Cooperation
Hangzhou, Jianggan District
China 310020

Phone +86 571 88225151
Email: sales@psci.cn



PulsePower Technology Ltd.
Beijing, Haidan District
China 100090

Phone +86 10 62565117
Email: mlu@pulsepower.cn

OptiXs
199 00 Praha 9, Česko

phone +420 212 247 293
Email: info@optixs.cz

Gammadata Instrument AB
750 02 Uppsala
Sweden

Tel: +46 18 56 68 35
www.gammadatainstrument.se
Email: jenny.lindvall@gammadatainstrument.se

Optoprim
F 92170 Vanves, France

Tel: +33 1 419 061 80
Email: info@optoprim.com

Laser Sciences Services Pvt. Ltd.

Tel: +91 2778 1673
Email: sales@laserscience.in

Photonic Solutions PLC
Edinburgh, UK

Tel: +44 131 664 8122
www.photonicsolutions.co.uk
Email: sales@photonicsolutions.co.uk

Ammo Engineering Ltd.
Petach Tikva 49517, Israel

Tel: +972 3 9239 666
www.ammo.co.il
Email: ammo1@ammo.co.il

Optoprim Srl.
20052 Monza, Italy

phone +39 (039) 834977
Email: info@optoprim.it

Phototechnica Corporation
Saitama 336-0017, Japan

Tel: +81 48 871 0067
www.phototechnica.co.jp
Email: voc@phototechnica.co.jp

RayVis
Seoul 137-862, Korea

Tel: +82 2 3461 1103
www.rayvis.kr
Email: sales@rayvis.co.kr

MEXITEK, S.A.
Mexico City 03100, Mexico

Tel: 52(55) 5575-0312/0269/9929
Email: sales@mexitek.com

Eurotek International
02-668 Warsaw, Poland

Tel: +48 2284 379 40
jdresner@eurotek.com.pl

Innova Scientific S.L.
28290 Las Rozas de Madrid, Espana

Tel: +34 91 7105650
www.innovasci.com
Email: rafael.pereira@innovasci.com

AceXon Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Singapore 658065

Tel: +65 (6565) 7300
www.acexon.com
Email: lawrence.chua@acexon.com

Innova Scientific S.L.
28290 Las Rozas de Madrid
Espana

Tel: +34 91 7105650
www.innovasci.com
Email: rafael.pereira@innovasci.com

Dyneos AG
CH-8307 Effretikon
Switzerland

Tel: +41 52 355 12 40
www.dyneos.ch
Email: info@dyneos.ch

SuperbIN Company Ltd.
Taipei 11493
Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel: +886 2 265 706 78
Email: info@superbin.com.tw

Photonic Solutions PLC
Edinburgh
UK

Tel: +44 131 664 8122
www.photonicsolutions.co.uk
Email: sales@photonicsolutions.co.uk

APE Applied Physics & Electronics, Inc.
47635 Lakeview Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538, USA

Tel: +1(888) 690-3250
www.ape-america.com
Email: sales@ape-america.com
Email: service@ape-america.com


Few Cycle Spider Wavelengths and Bandwidths

FC Spider VIS

500 … 800 nm Center Wavelength

10 … 50 nm at 550 nm Bandwidth

450 …900 nm Spectral Range

< 10  …  150 fs Pulse Width

Single Shot

All Repetition Rates

E.g. for NOPA

FC Spider NIR

~ 800 nm Center Wavelength

30 … > 200 nm Bandwidth

550 … 1050 nm Spectral Range

< 5  …  200 fs Pulse Width

Single Shot

All Repetition Rates

E.g. for Ti:Sa Compressor

FC Spider IR

~ 1000 nm Center Wavelength

40 … > 200 nm Bandwidth

700 … 1300 nm Spectral Range

< 7  …  200 fs Pulse Width

Single Shot

Repetition Rates > 10 kHz

E.g. for fs-Yb Compressor

FC Spider Custom

Curious to see if a custom FC Spider with your special parameters is possible? Please contact us.


Software Suite

Powerful Spider Software Package

  • Spectral and temporal reconstruction
  • Alternative interferogram demodulation methods: Fourier / Wavelet
  • E-field plot
  • Peak power calculation
  • Measurement of phase differences
  • Spectral phase derivation up to fourth order
  • Simulation of additional theoretical dispersion (GDD, TOD, FOD)
  • Spectrogram (X-FROG, SHG-FROG) and Wigner trace representation of the pulse