Oct 2011Elliot Scientific Ltd.Request Info
Europa, an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) from Elliot Scientific Ltd., is directly pumped by submillijoule 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 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 spectral region with pulse energy exceeding 20 nJ. An optional second-harmonic-generation stage provides pulses covering the visible spectral region. The idler and the original sub-50-fs pump beam from the oscillator are available as additional outputs. The megahertz repetition rate decreases acquisition time and improves the signal-to-noise ratio.