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.

Description 

Features

  • 290 fs – 10 ps tunable pulse duration
  • up to 800 µJ pulse energy
  • up to 80 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 lasers feature an output power of >80 W at 1030 nm wavelength. The laser emits pure pulses with ASE background of <10-9 and recently updated maximum energy specifications without compromises to the beam quality, industrial grade reliability and beam stability regardless of environmental conditions. Continuously tunable repetition rate in a range of 60 kHz to 2 MHz is combined with an in-built 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 a burst of several pulses of pico- and nano- separation while having the ability to modify the burst envelope. Harmonic generator options permit femtosecond applications at different wavelengths. The parameters are entirely software adjustable.

 

Specifications 
Model CB5-5W 1) CB5-6W 1) CB3-40W-200 CB3-40W-400 CB3-80W
Output power > 5 W > 6 W > 40 W > 80 W
Pulse energy > 80 µJ > 100 µJ > 200 µJ > 400 µJ > 800 µJ
Wavelength 2) 1029 ± 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 4) 100 kHz - 2 MHz 4) 100 kHz - 2 MHz 4)
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) 5) < 0.5 % over 24 hours
Pulse picker included included, enhanced constrast AOM 6) FEC 7)

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) Standard version with up to 1 MHz repetition. Optional extension to up to 2 MHz.

5) Under stable environmental conditions.

6) Provides fast amplitude control of output pulse train.

7) Provides fast energy control (FEC), external analog control input available.

 

BiBurst 

Tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability

CARBIDE-CB3 has an option for tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability – called BiBurst. The distance between burst packet groups is called nanosecond burst, N (MHz-Burst). The distance between sub‑pulses in the group is called picosecond burst, P (GHz‑Burst).

In single pulse mode, one pulse is emitted at a time at some fixed frequency. In burst mode, the output consists of several picosecond burst packets each separated by an equal time period between each packet. Each packet can contain a number of sub-pulses which are also separated by an equal time period between each pulse.

High pulse energy femtosecond laser with flexible BiBurst functionality brings new production capabilities to high-tech manufacturing industries such as consumer electronics, integrated photonic chip manufacturing, stent cutting, surface functionalization, future displays manufacturing and quantum computing.

BiBurst material fabrication areas cover:

  • brittle material drilling and cutting
  • deep engraving
  • selective ablation
  • transparent materials volume modification
  • hidden marking
  • surface functional structuring.
Model Carbide-CB3
P, GHz-mode
    Intra burst pulse separation 1) ∼ 440 +/- 40 ps
    Max no. of pulses 2) 1 ... 10
N, MHz-mode
    Intra burst pulse separation ∼ 16 ns
    Max no. of pulses 1 ... 10

1) Custom spacing on request.

2) Maximum number of pulses in a burst is dependent on the laser repetition rate. Custom number of pulses on request.

Options 

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.

 

 

 

 

Hiro 

Stand-alone 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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Features

  • 290 fs – 10 ps tunable pulse duration
  • up to 800 µJ pulse energy
  • up to 80 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 lasers feature an output power of >80 W at 1030 nm wavelength. The laser emits pure pulses with ASE background of <10-9 and recently updated maximum energy specifications without compromises to the beam quality, industrial grade reliability and beam stability regardless of environmental conditions. Continuously tunable repetition rate in a range of 60 kHz to 2 MHz is combined with an in-built 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 a burst of several pulses of pico- and nano- separation while having the ability to modify the burst envelope. Harmonic generator options permit femtosecond applications at different wavelengths. The parameters are entirely software adjustable.

 

Model CB5-5W 1) CB5-6W 1) CB3-40W-200 CB3-40W-400 CB3-80W
Output power > 5 W > 6 W > 40 W > 80 W
Pulse energy > 80 µJ > 100 µJ > 200 µJ > 400 µJ > 800 µJ
Wavelength 2) 1029 ± 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 4) 100 kHz - 2 MHz 4) 100 kHz - 2 MHz 4)
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) 5) < 0.5 % over 24 hours
Pulse picker included included, enhanced constrast AOM 6) FEC 7)

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) Standard version with up to 1 MHz repetition. Optional extension to up to 2 MHz.

5) Under stable environmental conditions.

6) Provides fast amplitude control of output pulse train.

7) Provides fast energy control (FEC), external analog control input available.

Tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability

CARBIDE-CB3 has an option for tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability – called BiBurst. The distance between burst packet groups is called nanosecond burst, N (MHz-Burst). The distance between sub‑pulses in the group is called picosecond burst, P (GHz‑Burst).

In single pulse mode, one pulse is emitted at a time at some fixed frequency. In burst mode, the output consists of several picosecond burst packets each separated by an equal time period between each packet. Each packet can contain a number of sub-pulses which are also separated by an equal time period between each pulse.

High pulse energy femtosecond laser with flexible BiBurst functionality brings new production capabilities to high-tech manufacturing industries such as consumer electronics, integrated photonic chip manufacturing, stent cutting, surface functionalization, future displays manufacturing and quantum computing.

BiBurst material fabrication areas cover:

  • brittle material drilling and cutting
  • deep engraving
  • selective ablation
  • transparent materials volume modification
  • hidden marking
  • surface functional structuring.
Model Carbide-CB3
P, GHz-mode
    Intra burst pulse separation 1) ∼ 440 +/- 40 ps
    Max no. of pulses 2) 1 ... 10
N, MHz-mode
    Intra burst pulse separation ∼ 16 ns
    Max no. of pulses 1 ... 10

1) Custom spacing on request.

2) Maximum number of pulses in a burst is dependent on the laser repetition rate. Custom number of pulses on request.

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.

 

 

 

 

Stand-alone 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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