Carbide Series - Femtosecond Lasers for Industry and Science

The newly developed femtosecond laser CARBIDE uses several technological innovations compared to the PHAROS series: a simplified pump-diode setup, a reduced laser cavity optimised for efficient output and an integrated cooling and power supply ("true one-box design"). The flexible repetition rate 60 kHz - 2 MHz and the adaptable pulse duration range 290 fs - 10 ps complete the profile of this laser.

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Features

  • 290 fs – 10 ps tunable pulse duration
  • 400 µJ pulse energy
  • 40 W output power
  • 60 kHz – 2 MHz tunable base repetition rate
  • Pulse picker for pulse‑on‑demand operation
  • Rugged, industrial grade mechanical design
  • Automated harmonics generators (515 nm, 343 nm, 257 nm)
  • Air or water cooling
  • Scientific interface enhancing system flexibility

Applications

  • Biomedical
  • Micromachining
  • Micro- and nano‑structuring
  • Multi‑photon polymerisation
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Time‑resolved spectroscopy
  • Microscopy

CARBIDE femtosecond laser features an output power of > 40 W at 1028 nm wavelength. The laser emits pure pulses with ASE background of < 10-9 and recently updated max energy specifications without any compromises to the beam quality, industrial grade reliability and beam stability regardless of the environmental conditions. Continuously tunable repetition rate in a range of 50 kHz to 2 MHz is combined with an built-in Pulse Picker for output pulse timing and full scale energy control with < 10 microsecond response time, enabling arbitrary shaping of the emission. Pulse duration can be tuned in a range of 290 fs – 10 ps. Excellent power stability of < 0.5 % RMS is standard. The laser output can be split into several burst pulses of pico- and nano- separation while having the ability to modify the burst envelope. Hamonic generator options permits femtosecond applications at different wavelengths. The parameters are entirely software adjustable.

 

Model CB5-06 1) CB3-40-200 CB3-40-400
Output power > 6 W > 5 W > 40 W
Pulse energy > 100 µJ > 80 µJ > 200 µJ > 400 µJ
Wavelength 2) 1028 ± 5 nm
Pulse duration (assuming Gaussian pulse shape) < 290 fs
Pulse duration range 290 fs – 10 ps
Repetition rate 3) 60 kHz - 1 MHz 200 kHz - 2 MHz 100 kHz - 2 MHz
Pulse selection Single-shot, any base repetition rate division
Beam quality TEM00; M2 < 1.2
Output power stability (RMS) < 0.5 % over 100 hours
Pulse energy stability (RMS) 4) < 0.5 % over 24 hours

1) Air-cooled, water-cooled version on request.

2) 2nd (515 nm) and 3rd (343 nm) harmonic output also available.

3) Lower repetition rates are available by controlling pulse picker.

4) Under stable environmental conditions.

Automated Harmonics Generators

  • 515 nm, 343 nm and 257 nm
  • Output selection by software
  • Mounted directly on a laser head and integrated into the system
  • Rugged, industrial grade mechanical design

CARBIDE laser can be equipped with auto­mated harmonics module. Selection of fundamental (1030 nm), second (515 nm), third (343 nm) or fouth (257 nm) harmonic output is available by software control.

Harmonic generators are designed to be used in industrial applications where a single output wavelength is desired. Modules are mounted directly on the output of the laser and integrated into the system.

Model 2H 2H-3H 2H-4H
Output wavelength
(automated selection)
1030 nm
515 nm
1030 nm
515 nm
343 nm
1030 nm
515 nm
257 nm
Input pulse energy 20 - 400 µJ
Pump pulse duration < 300 fs
Conversion efficiency >50 % (2H) >50 % (2H)
>25 % (3H)
>50 % (2H)
>10 % (4H) 1)

1) Max 1 W output.

 

 

Standalone Harmonics Generator Hiro

>HIRO is a valuable option for PHAROS / CARBIDE lasers and FLINT oscilla­tors that provides high power harmonics radiation at 515 nm, 343 nm and 258 nm wavelengths. We offer several standard HIRO models (with open prospect of future upgrades) which meet most users’ needs. The active harmonic is selected by manual rotation of the knob – changing the harmonics will never take longer than a few seconds thanks to its unique layout and housing construction.

HIRO is the most customizable and upgradable harmonics generator available on the market. It can be easily modified to provide white light continuum, beam splitting / expanding / down‑collimating options integrated in the same housing as well as harmonics splitting that makes all three harmonics available at a time.

Please contact us for customized version of HIRO.

Model PH1F1 PH1F2 PH1F3 PH1F4 PH_W1
Available outputs 2H (515 nm) 2H (515 nm)
4H (258 nm)
2H (515 nm)
3H (343 nm)
2H (515 nm)
3H (343 nm)
4H (258 nm)
any combination and
white light continuum
Conversion efficiency of 2H > 50 % > 50 % 1)
Conversion efficiency of 3H > 25 %
Conversion efficiency of 4H > 10 % > 10 % 1) 3)

1) When the third harmonic is not in use.

2) Optional, depending on request.

3) Max. 1 W.

 

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