The largest manufacturer of femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and non-collinear OPAs, LIGHT CONVERSION has recently launched two new systems. The first is the CARBIDE laser with double strength. The laser output power increases to 80 W. This opens up additional possibilities for both industrial and scientific customers.

The second is an ultrafast source based on OPA technology for broadband mid-IR pulses – ORPHEUS-MIR.

ORPHEUS-MIR is a versatile system optimized for the efficient generation of broadband mid-IR pulses. The system provides broadband pulses with bandwidth up to 500 cm-1 in the tuning range of 2500 – 11000 nm, and it reaches up to 15000 nm with optional narrowband extension. ORPHEUS-MIR architecture is well-suited for high energy and high power PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers.

Intense ultrashort broadband pulses in mid-IR perfectly suit a number of scientific applications, including but not limited to broadband vibrational sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy, time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (TR-ARPES), high-harmonic generation (HHG), and other applications.

Key features of ORPHEUS-MIR:

  • Broad bandwidth up to 500 cm-1
  • Broad tuning range 2500 – 11000 nm
  • Pulse duration of <100 fs
  • Up to 40 W pump power, up to 2 mJ pump energy
  • Auxiliary broadband output at ~2 000 nm
  • Optional narrowband extension up to 15 000 nm
  • Optional CEP stability

Detailed ORPHEUS-MIR description can be found here.

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