Antares: Picosecond Laser

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Overview of Antares Narrow Linewidth Picosecond Laser

Spark Lasers, experts in ultra-faster lasers, offer the ANTARES series of compact high-energy picosecond lasers for biophotonics and nonlinear spectroscopy applications.  The ANTARES laser system offers a quasi-continuous wave, 10 picosecond laser pulses, with a high repetition rate up to 80 MHz and a narrow linewidth.   This laser series offers average powers from  1W up to 40W at 1030 nm or 1064 nm, and remarkable beam quality with M² < 1.2. This laser series especially well-designed, ergonomic and very user-friendly with its very compact design is installed in less than 5 minutes (1 and only operator). The short pulse width and narrow linewidth of the ANTARES make it ideally suited for high-speed nonlinear spectroscopy applications such as coherent anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS) and fluorescence Resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy. Spark Lasers offers additional options to the ANTARES series, including fine-tuning PRF synchronization of +/- 1 MHz, ultra-narrow linewidth < 2.5 nm (down to 0.01 nm), harmonic options, custom repetition rates, and more.

Picosecond lasers are also suited for multi-photon microscopy applications, and lasing at 1030nm the ANTARES offers many benefits for bioimaging including lower scattering and deeper penetration.  To find out more click here to download our white paper on how mode-locked lasers are used in two-photon microscopy.


  • Up to 40W at 1030 nm and 1064 nm
  • Power modulation through GUI or TTL, including gating
  • < 10 ps pulses
  • >500 nJ per pulse
  • Pulse picking
  • 80 MHz Repetition Rate (40 MHz and 20 MHz optional)
  • M² < 1.2
  • Narrow Linewidth
  • Rugged design
  • Maintenance-free

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ANTARES 2020.pdf