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The Europa optical parametric amplifier (OPA) from Elliot Scientific
Ltd. is directly pumped by submicrojoule pulses provided by the FemtoSource high-energy
oscillators such as the XL 500 and XL 650. The complete package of the FemtoSource
XL, the PulseFinder programmable pulse picker and the Europa constitutes a tunable
laser source for delivering high-pulse energy at repetition rates of up to 5.1 MHz
across the visible to the mid-infrared spectral range. The OPA’s signal output
delivers ultrashort pulses in the mid-IR with pulse energy exceeding 20 nJ. An optional
second-harmonic-generation stage provides pulses covering the visible spectral region.
The compact system is suitable for use in spectroscopy and microscopy applications
that require a high signal-to-noise ratio, such as time-resolved and biochemical
spectroscopy, and multiphoton microscopy.