Spider

FC Spider

Precise Characterization of Few-Cycle Pulses Down to < 5 fs


Precise Characterization of Few-Cycle 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 the visible, the near-infrared as wellas the infrared spectral region. This high-precision tool is ideal for aligning and monitoring the performance of broadband Ti:Sa oscillators and amplifier chains.

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

Few Cycle Spider Wavelengths and Bandwidths

FC Spider VIS

FC Spider NIR

FC Spider IR

Center wavelength:
500 nm … 700 nm
Center wavelength:
~ 800 nm
Center wavelength:
~ 1030 nm
Spectral bandwidth:
5 nm … 50 nm at 550 nm
Spectral bandwidth:
25 nm … 200 nm
Spectral bandwidth:
50 nm … 200 nm
Transform limited pulse width:
~ 7 fs … 50 fs
Transform limited pulse width:
< 5 fs … 40 fs
Transform limited pulse width:
5 fs … 30 fs
Any repetition rate
Single shot: < 20 Hz
Any repetition rate
Single shot: < 20 Hz
Repetition rate: > 100 Hz

FC Spider Customized

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

E.g. for NOPA

E.g. for Ti:Sa Compressor

E.g. for fs-Yb Compressor


Software Suite

Powerful Spider Software Package

  • Spectral and temporal reconstruction based on Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction
  • E-field plot
  • Peak power calculation
  • Measurement of phase differences
  • Spectral phase analysis up to fourth order
  • Simulation of additional theoretical dispersion (GDD, TOD, FOD)
  • Spectrogram (X-FROG, SHG-FROG) and Wigner trace representation of the pulse
  • Parameter logging
  • TCP/IP interface for automated read out and remote access

Specifications

FC Spider Specification
Model
FC Spider VIS
FC Spider NIR
FC Spider IR
Center wavelength
~ 500 nm
~ 600 nm
~ 700 nm
~ 800 nm
~ 1030 nm
Spectral bandwidth
5 nm … 50 nm (for center 500 nm)
10 nm … 80 nm (for center 600 nm)
20 nm … 100 nm (for center 700 nm)
25 nm … 200 nm

50 nm … 200 nm
Optional: 50 nm … 300 nm
Transform limited pulse width
8 fs … 75 fs (for center 500 nm)
7 fs … 50 fs (for center 600 nm)
7 fs … 35 fs (for center 700 nm)
< 5 fs … 40 fs
7 fs … 30 fs
Optional: 5 fs … 30 fs
Maximum pulse width (chirped)
120 fs
200 fs
200 fs
Laser repetition rate
Any; Single shot (< 20 Hz)
> 100 Hz
Trigger
TTL for Single shot measurements
(repetition rates < 20 Hz)
TTL for repetition rates
100 Hz … 10 kHz
Input requirements:
Laser pulse energies
0.2 nJ … 8 nJ for MHz repetition rates
< 10 µJ for kHz repetition rates
~ 10 µJ for Hz repetition rates / Single shot
Polarization
Linear / horizontal
Beam diameter
< 5 mm
Beam height
72 mm … 106 mm (spectral phase and intensity)
87 mm … 121 mm (spectral intensity)
Interface
USB 2.0
Notebook
with pre-installed software included
Options:
Wavelength
others on request, please ask
External beam splitter and beam routing kit
on request, please ask

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