780-nm Fiber Laser
May 2011Calmar Laser Inc.Request Info
Calmar Laser Inc. has added a high-power 780-nm femtosecond fiber
laser to its Mendocino family. Model FPL-05RFF0 offers >500 mW of output power
and a pulse width of 150 fs in an ultracompact laser pointer-style package measuring
3 x 3 x 13.5 cm. It produces a 50-MHz train of femtosecond pulses that have a near-pedestal-free
shape and good pulse-to-pulse stability. The output beam has roundness better than
90% and M2 <1.1, enabling optimal spatial resolution when used in conjunction
with microscope systems. The laser is air-cooled and does not require a chiller.
Designed for OEM and scientific biophotonics applications, the turnkey device is
nearly 300 times smaller than comparable-power femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser systems,
according to the company.