VICTOR, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2013 — Toptica’s FemtoFErb 780 turnkey laser system delivers 50-mW average power at a 780-nm center wavelength with a pulse duration of <100 fs at a repetition rate of 100 MHz. Based on erbium-doped fiber and saturable absorber mirror (SAM) mode-locking technology, the all-fiber system features a compact second-harmonic-generation (SHG) unit and provides free-beam output. Combining optics with the control electronics on a footprint of 202 × 122 × 69 mm, it is a compact femtosecond fiber laser. A match for the requirements of time-domain terahertz, it also provides a seeding source for Ti:sapphire systems. It replaces bulky solid-state lasers in applications in biophotonics, ranging from second-harmonic-generation microscopy to multiphoton excitation. FemtoFErb 780 fiber technology ensures tough strength against vibrations and mechanical shock. Telecom-qualified components guarantee reliability and a long lifetime. Its passive SAM device ensures reliable self-starting and mode-locking. A plug-and-play system for OEM integrators and single-unit customers, it provides an electrical interface for remote control and requires a 12-V supply to drive all internal electronics. An optional SwitchBox provides all switches, supplies and status lines needed to run the laser as a stand-alone system. An optional USB interface is available.