Vitara-S Turnkey Seed Laser
Aug 2012Coherent Inc.Request Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 — The Vitara-S from Coherent Inc. is a hands-free, integrated, turnkey ultrafast oscillator designed to seed Ti:sapphire amplifiers. It uses the same state-of-the-art technology as other Vitara products and delivers the same good beam quality and power stability, operating with a fixed bandwidth of >70 nm centered at 800 nm. The compact laser head incorporates a proprietary optically pumped semiconductor laser as the pump laser.
Unlike other Vitara models that provide bandwidth and wavelength adjustability, the Vitara-S has a fixed operating point that makes it a simple and cost-effective device for amplifier seeding and for other ultrafast broadband applications requiring a fixed wavelength and power.
It is suitable for seeding kilohertz-class Ti:sapphire and high-repetition-rate amplifiers, and its large bandwidth makes it equally suited to seed short-pulse (~ 30 fs) amplifiers as well as 100-fs to picosecond-class ones.