PT403 Series - Tunable High Repetition Rate Picosecond Lasers

PT403 Series integrates a DPSS picosecond pump laser with high repetition rate (1 kHz) and OPG in one single compact housing. These lasers are an excellent choice for many spectroscopic applications because of the unique wide tunability range from 210 to 2300 nm, the short pulse duration (15 ps) and the narrow linewidth (down to < 9 cm-1).

Combining the existing series PL2210 (pump laser) and PGx03 (OPG) in a single housing allows better long-term stability, almost twice smaller footprint, improved laser safety (all beams inside housing) and shorter installation time.

Description 

Features

  • Tuning range: 210 – 2300 nm
  • Motorized hands-free tuning
  • High pulse energy at 1 kHz rates
  • Diode pumped solid state design
  • Narrow linewidth < 9 cm⁻¹
  • Remote control via keypad
  • PC control
  • Optional streak camera triggering pulse with < 10 ps rms jitter
  • Turn-key operation
  • Air cooled – external water supply is not required
  • Low maintenance costs

Applications

  • Time resolved fluorescence, pump-probe spectroscopy
  • Laser-induced fluorescence
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear spectroscopy: surface-SH, Z-scan
  • Other spectroscopic and nonlinear optics applications

Benefits

  • Better long term stability (compared with layout where laser and OPO are in different units)
  • Higher safety – all beams are in the box
  • Shorter installation time
  • Almost twice smaller footprint

Design

PT403 series laser systems integrate a picosecond 1 KHz repetition rate DPSS pump laser and optical parametric generator into a single housing. New picosecond tunable wavelength laser system provide from 210 to 2300 nm from the one box.

Unlike other solutions in the market, offering laser and OPO in different units, new approach features pump laser and OPO integrated into one unit. That delivers almost twice smaller footprint, shorter installation, better stability and other substantial benefits for user.

All-in one-box solution features all components placed into one compact housing. It means better overall stability because all potential causes for misalignment between separate units of pump laser and optical parametric generator are eliminated.

To ensure reliability industry and market tested solutions were employed during the build-up of PT400.

Pump laser is based on industry “gold standard” diode pumped Ekspla PL2210 series picosecond mode-locked laser. Improved output parameters and reduced maintenance costs are achieved by employing diode-pumped-only technology.

Optical parametric generator is based on PGX03 picosecond optical parametric amplifier systems. Fully automatized and microprocessor based control system ensures hands free precise wavelength tuning.

PT400 was built without sacrificing any parameters or reliability. The optical design is optimized to produce low divergence beams with moderate linewidth (typically <9 cm⁻¹) at approximately 15 – 20 ps pulse duration. Featuring 1 KHz repetition rate PT400 tuneable laser is versatile cost-efficient tool for scientists researching various kind of disciplines like time resolved fluorescence, pump-probe spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, Infrared spectroscopy and other aplications.

For customer convenience the system can be controlled through its USB type PC interface (RS232 is optional) with LabView™ drivers or a remote control pad. Both options allow easy control of system settings.

Specifications 
Model 1) PT403 PT403-SH
Tuning Range
    SH - 209 - 410 nm
    Signal 410 – 709 nm
    Idler 710 – 2300 nm
Pulse energy 2)
    SH 3) - 15 µJ
    Signal 4) 80 µJ
    Idler 5) 25 µJ
Pulse duration 5) 15 ps
Repetition rate 1000 Hz
Linewidth < 9 cm-1 < 12 cm-1
Scanning step
    SH - 0.05 nm
    Signal 0.1 nm
    Idler 1 nm

1 ) Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. Parameters marked typical are not specifications.

2) Pulse energies are specified at selected wavelengths. See typical tuning curves for pulse energies at other wavelengths.

3) Measured at 260 nm.

4) Measured at 450 nm.

5) Measured at 1000 nm.

Options 

Option SF

Energy increasing in 300 – 409 nm range by sum-frequency generation. > 20 µJ @ 340 nm. Pulse energies are ~ 10 % lower in comparison to the system without SF option. See table below for pulse energy specifications:

Model 1) PT403 PT403-SH
SH 2) - >13 µJ
Signal 3) >70 µJ
Idler 4) >22 µJ

1) Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. Parameters marked typical are not specifications. They are indications of typical performance and will vary with each unit we manufacture.

2) Measured at 260 nm.

3) Measured at 450 nm.

4) Measured at 1000 nm.

 

Options -H, -2H, -3H

1064 nm or 532 nm, or 355 nm outputs. All energy is directed to this output port.

  • H output energy 0.7 mJ;
  • 2H output energy 0.3 mJ;
  • 3H output energy 0.3 mJ.
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Features

  • Tuning range: 210 – 2300 nm
  • Motorized hands-free tuning
  • High pulse energy at 1 kHz rates
  • Diode pumped solid state design
  • Narrow linewidth < 9 cm⁻¹
  • Remote control via keypad
  • PC control
  • Optional streak camera triggering pulse with < 10 ps rms jitter
  • Turn-key operation
  • Air cooled – external water supply is not required
  • Low maintenance costs

Applications

  • Time resolved fluorescence, pump-probe spectroscopy
  • Laser-induced fluorescence
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear spectroscopy: surface-SH, Z-scan
  • Other spectroscopic and nonlinear optics applications

Benefits

  • Better long term stability (compared with layout where laser and OPO are in different units)
  • Higher safety – all beams are in the box
  • Shorter installation time
  • Almost twice smaller footprint

Design

PT403 series laser systems integrate a picosecond 1 KHz repetition rate DPSS pump laser and optical parametric generator into a single housing. New picosecond tunable wavelength laser system provide from 210 to 2300 nm from the one box.

Unlike other solutions in the market, offering laser and OPO in different units, new approach features pump laser and OPO integrated into one unit. That delivers almost twice smaller footprint, shorter installation, better stability and other substantial benefits for user.

All-in one-box solution features all components placed into one compact housing. It means better overall stability because all potential causes for misalignment between separate units of pump laser and optical parametric generator are eliminated.

To ensure reliability industry and market tested solutions were employed during the build-up of PT400.

Pump laser is based on industry “gold standard” diode pumped Ekspla PL2210 series picosecond mode-locked laser. Improved output parameters and reduced maintenance costs are achieved by employing diode-pumped-only technology.

Optical parametric generator is based on PGX03 picosecond optical parametric amplifier systems. Fully automatized and microprocessor based control system ensures hands free precise wavelength tuning.

PT400 was built without sacrificing any parameters or reliability. The optical design is optimized to produce low divergence beams with moderate linewidth (typically <9 cm⁻¹) at approximately 15 – 20 ps pulse duration. Featuring 1 KHz repetition rate PT400 tuneable laser is versatile cost-efficient tool for scientists researching various kind of disciplines like time resolved fluorescence, pump-probe spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, Infrared spectroscopy and other aplications.

For customer convenience the system can be controlled through its USB type PC interface (RS232 is optional) with LabView™ drivers or a remote control pad. Both options allow easy control of system settings.

Model 1) PT403 PT403-SH
Tuning Range
SH - 209 - 410 nm
Signal 410 – 709 nm
Idler 710 – 2300 nm
Pulse energy 2)
SH 3) - 15 µJ
Signal 4) 80 µJ
Idler 5) 25 µJ
Pulse duration 5) 15 ps
Repetition rate 1000 Hz
Linewidth < 9 cm-1 < 12 cm-1
Scanning step
SH - 0.05 nm
Signal 0.1 nm
Idler 1 nm

1 ) Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. Parameters marked typical are not specifications.

2) Pulse energies are specified at selected wavelengths. See typical tuning curves for pulse energies at other wavelengths.

3) Measured at 260 nm.

4) Measured at 450 nm.

5) Measured at 1000 nm.

Option SF

Energy increasing in 300 – 409 nm range by sum-frequency generation. > 20 µJ @ 340 nm. Pulse energies are ~ 10 % lower in comparison to the system without SF option. See table below for pulse energy specifications:

Model 1) PT403 PT403-SH
SH 2) - >13 µJ
Signal 3) >70 µJ
Idler 4) >22 µJ

1) Due to continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. Parameters marked typical are not specifications. They are indications of typical performance and will vary with each unit we manufacture.

2) Measured at 260 nm.

3) Measured at 450 nm.

4) Measured at 1000 nm.

 

Options -H, -2H, -3H

1064 nm or 532 nm, or 355 nm outputs. All energy is directed to this output port.

  • H output energy 0.7 mJ;
  • 2H output energy 0.3 mJ;
  • 3H output energy 0.3 mJ.
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