I-OPA - Integrated Optical Parametric Amplifier for Pharos/Carbide

This optical parametric amplifier is an extension option for femtosecond lasers Pharos and Carbide. Three models of the compact OPA with tuning range from 320 – 2600 nm, 650 – 2500 nm or 1300 – 10000 nm at <100 fs or <300 fs and single shot to 2 MHz repetition rate are available. Alternatively, I-OPA can deliver output with a fixed wavelength in the range from 640 to 4500 nm.

I-OPA opens up new opportunities with Pharos and Carbide lasers, i.e. micromachining with different wavelengths, R&D for industrial applications, multiphoton microscopy or ultrafast spectroscopy.

Description 

Features

  • automatically tunable or fixed wavelength options
  • robust, integrated mechanical design
  • plug and play installation
  • user-friendly operation
  • up to 2 MHz repetition rate, down to single shot operation
  • up to 40 W pump power
  • short pulse duration option (< 100 fs)

I-OPA series of optical parametric amplifiers marks a new era of simplicity in the world of tunable wavelength femtosecond light sources. Based on 10 years of experience producing the ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers, this solution brings together the flexibility of tunable wavelength with robust industrial-grade design. The original I-OPA is a rugged module attached to our PHAROS laser, providing long term stability comparable to that of the industrial harmonics modules. The new and improved tunable version is designed to be coupled with our PHAROS and CARBIDE series femtosecond lasers and primarily intended to be used with spectroscopy or microscopy applications that demand high stability. The -HP model is targeted to be coupled with our HARPIA series as a pump beam source for ultrafast pump‑probe spectroscopy. The -F model is primarily designed to be used as a light source in multiphoton microscopy devices. The -ONE model will be useful in the field of mid-IR spectroscopy, as well as other applications where higher pulse energy is required in the infrared part of the spectrum. All of these models can be used for micromachining and other industrial applications; the tunable version suited to be the ideal R&D system, while the fixed wavelength I-OPA would be the cost-effective solution for large scale production.

Fixed wavelength I-OPA in comparison to tunable version or standard ORPHEUS line devices lacks only computer-controlled wavelength selection. On the other hand, in-laser mounted design provides mechanical stability and eliminates the effects of air-turbulence ensuring stable long-term performance and minimizing energy fluctuations.

Specifications 

Output Characteristics of Tunable I-OPA

Model I-OPA-TW-HP I-OPA-TW-F I-OPA-TW-ONE
Based on Orpheus model Orpheus Orpheus-F Orpheus-ONE
Pump power up to 40 W
Pump pulse energy 10 - 400 µJ 20 - 400 µJ
Pulse repetition rate up to 2 MHz
Tuning Range Signal 640 - 1010 nm 650 - 900 nm 1350 - 2060 nm
Tuning Range Idler 1050 - 2600 nm 1200 - 2500 nm 2060 - 4500 nm
Conversion efficiency at peak, signal wavelength > 7% @ 700 nm
> 3.5% @ 700 nm
> 9% @ 1550 nm (pump 40 - 400 µJ, up to 1 MHz)
> 6% @ 1550 nm (pump 20 - 40 µJ, up to 2 MHz
Additional options - SCMP: Signal pulse compressor
ICMP: Idler pulse compressor
PCMP: pre-chirp dispersion compensator
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Pulse bandwidth 1) 80 - 220 cm-1 @ 700 - 960 nm 200 - 750 cm-1 @ 650 - 900 nm
150 - 500 cm-1 @ 1200 - 2000 nm
60 - 150 cm-1 @ 1450 - 2000 nm
Pulse duration 2) 120 - 250 fs < 60 fs @ 800 - 900 nm
< 70 fs @ 650 - 800 nm
< 100 fs @ 1200 - 2000 nm
100 - 300 fs
Wavelength extension options SHS: 320 - 505 nm
SHI: 525 - 640 nm
Conversion efficiency 1.2% at peak
please contact us DFG: 4500 - 10000 nm 3)
Applications Micro-machining
Microscopy
Spectroscopy
Nonlinear microscopy
Ultrafast spectroscopy
Mid-IR spectroscopy
AFM microscopy

1) I-OPA-TW-F output broad bandwidth pulses which are compressed externally.

2) Output pulse duration depends on wavelength and pump laser pulse duration. I-OPA-TW-F requires external pulse compressors to achieve short pulse duration.

3) Up to 16 µm tuning range is accessible with external Difference Frequency Generator.

 

Output Characteristics of Fixed Wavelength I-OPA

Model I-OPA-FW-HP I-OPA-FW-F I-OPA-FW-ONE
Based on Orpheus model Orpheus Orpheus-F Orpheus-ONE
Pump power up to 40 W
Pump pulse energy 10 - 500 µJ 20 - 1000 µJ
Pulse repetition rate up to 2 MHz
Tuning Range Signal 640 - 1010 nm 650 - 900 nm 1350 - 2060 nm
Tuning Range Idler 1050 - 2600 nm 1200 - 2500 nm 2060 - 4500 nm
Conversion efficiency at peak, signal wavelength > 7% @ 700 nm
> 3.5% @ 700 nm
> 9% @ 1550 nm (pump 40 - 400 µJ, up to 1 MHz)
> 6% @ 1550 nm (pump 20 - 40 µJ, up to 2 MHz
Pulse bandwidth 1) 80 - 220 cm-1 @ 700 - 960 nm 200 - 750 cm-1 @ 650 - 900 nm
150 - 500 cm-1 @ 1200 - 2000 nm
60 - 150 cm-1 @ 1450 - 2000 nm
Pulse duration 2) 120 - 250 fs < 60 fs @ 800 - 900 nm
< 70 fs @ 650 - 800 nm
< 100 fs @ 1200 - 2000 nm
150 - 300 fs
Applications Micro-machining
Microscopy
Spectroscopy
Nonlinear microscopy
Ultrafast spectroscopy
Mid-IR spectroscopy
AFM microscopy

1) I-OPA-TW-F output broad bandwidth pulses which are compressed externally.

2) Output pulse duration depends on wavelength and pump laser pulse duration. I-OPA-TW-F requires external pulse compressors to achieve short pulse duration.

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Features

  • automatically tunable or fixed wavelength options
  • robust, integrated mechanical design
  • plug and play installation
  • user-friendly operation
  • up to 2 MHz repetition rate, down to single shot operation
  • up to 40 W pump power
  • short pulse duration option (< 100 fs)

I-OPA series of optical parametric amplifiers marks a new era of simplicity in the world of tunable wavelength femtosecond light sources. Based on 10 years of experience producing the ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers, this solution brings together the flexibility of tunable wavelength with robust industrial-grade design. The original I-OPA is a rugged module attached to our PHAROS laser, providing long term stability comparable to that of the industrial harmonics modules. The new and improved tunable version is designed to be coupled with our PHAROS and CARBIDE series femtosecond lasers and primarily intended to be used with spectroscopy or microscopy applications that demand high stability. The -HP model is targeted to be coupled with our HARPIA series as a pump beam source for ultrafast pump‑probe spectroscopy. The -F model is primarily designed to be used as a light source in multiphoton microscopy devices. The -ONE model will be useful in the field of mid-IR spectroscopy, as well as other applications where higher pulse energy is required in the infrared part of the spectrum. All of these models can be used for micromachining and other industrial applications; the tunable version suited to be the ideal R&D system, while the fixed wavelength I-OPA would be the cost-effective solution for large scale production.

Fixed wavelength I-OPA in comparison to tunable version or standard ORPHEUS line devices lacks only computer-controlled wavelength selection. On the other hand, in-laser mounted design provides mechanical stability and eliminates the effects of air-turbulence ensuring stable long-term performance and minimizing energy fluctuations.

Output Characteristics of Tunable I-OPA

Model I-OPA-TW-HP I-OPA-TW-F I-OPA-TW-ONE
Based on Orpheus model Orpheus Orpheus-F Orpheus-ONE
Pump power up to 40 W
Pump pulse energy 10 - 400 µJ 20 - 400 µJ
Pulse repetition rate up to 2 MHz
Tuning Range Signal 640 - 1010 nm 650 - 900 nm 1350 - 2060 nm
Tuning Range Idler 1050 - 2600 nm 1200 - 2500 nm 2060 - 4500 nm
Conversion efficiency at peak, signal wavelength > 7% @ 700 nm
> 3.5% @ 700 nm
> 9% @ 1550 nm (pump 40 - 400 µJ, up to 1 MHz)
> 6% @ 1550 nm (pump 20 - 40 µJ, up to 2 MHz
Additional options - SCMP: Signal pulse compressor
ICMP: Idler pulse compressor
PCMP: pre-chirp dispersion compensator
-
Pulse bandwidth 1) 80 - 220 cm-1 @ 700 - 960 nm 200 - 750 cm-1 @ 650 - 900 nm
150 - 500 cm-1 @ 1200 - 2000 nm
60 - 150 cm-1 @ 1450 - 2000 nm
Pulse duration 2) 120 - 250 fs < 60 fs @ 800 - 900 nm
< 70 fs @ 650 - 800 nm
< 100 fs @ 1200 - 2000 nm
100 - 300 fs
Wavelength extension options SHS: 320 - 505 nm
SHI: 525 - 640 nm
Conversion efficiency 1.2% at peak
please contact us DFG: 4500 - 10000 nm 3)
Applications Micro-machining
Microscopy
Spectroscopy
Nonlinear microscopy
Ultrafast spectroscopy
Mid-IR spectroscopy
AFM microscopy

1) I-OPA-TW-F output broad bandwidth pulses which are compressed externally.

2) Output pulse duration depends on wavelength and pump laser pulse duration. I-OPA-TW-F requires external pulse compressors to achieve short pulse duration.

3) Up to 16 µm tuning range is accessible with external Difference Frequency Generator.

Output Characteristics of Fixed Wavelength I-OPA

Model I-OPA-FW-HP I-OPA-FW-F I-OPA-FW-ONE
Based on Orpheus model Orpheus Orpheus-F Orpheus-ONE
Pump power up to 40 W
Pump pulse energy 10 - 500 µJ 20 - 1000 µJ
Pulse repetition rate up to 2 MHz
Tuning Range Signal 640 - 1010 nm 650 - 900 nm 1350 - 2060 nm
Tuning Range Idler 1050 - 2600 nm 1200 - 2500 nm 2060 - 4500 nm
Conversion efficiency at peak, signal wavelength > 7% @ 700 nm
> 3.5% @ 700 nm
> 9% @ 1550 nm (pump 40 - 400 µJ, up to 1 MHz)
> 6% @ 1550 nm (pump 20 - 40 µJ, up to 2 MHz
Pulse bandwidth 1) 80 - 220 cm-1 @ 700 - 960 nm 200 - 750 cm-1 @ 650 - 900 nm
150 - 500 cm-1 @ 1200 - 2000 nm
60 - 150 cm-1 @ 1450 - 2000 nm
Pulse duration 2) 120 - 250 fs < 60 fs @ 800 - 900 nm
< 70 fs @ 650 - 800 nm
< 100 fs @ 1200 - 2000 nm
150 - 300 fs
Applications Micro-machining
Microscopy
Spectroscopy
Nonlinear microscopy
Ultrafast spectroscopy
Mid-IR spectroscopy
AFM microscopy

1) I-OPA-TW-F output broad bandwidth pulses which are compressed externally.

2) Output pulse duration depends on wavelength and pump laser pulse duration. I-OPA-TW-F requires external pulse compressors to achieve short pulse duration.

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