Ultrafast Lasers

Ultrafast Lasers Femtosecond LasersUltrafast Lasers is a term that can refer to a number of various types of lasers. However, for our purposes, we are referring to mode-locked fiber lasers. Our ultrafast lasers are produced by mode locking a large number of phase-locked longitudinal modes from a broadband laser or from a material with a large gain bandwidth. Because of this, mode locking induces a beat frequency which results in picosecond or femtosecond duration laser pulses.  Furthermore, these ultrafast laser pulses are unique for their extremely high peak power and, combined with the ultrashort pulses, are ideal for a number of applications. For example: non-thermal ablation, micromachining, and non-linear spectroscopy including CARS and two-photon microscopy.

Our Products

We offer ultrafast mode locked lasers with pulse widths as short as 100 femtoseconds (100fs) up to 10 picoseconds (10ps). Furthermore, they produce a peak pulse energy up to 60 microjoules (60µJ) and pulse repetition rates up to 80 MHz. These lasers are typically available in the near infrared wavelength region. However, frequency doubling allows the generation of visible outputs in the green spectral region.

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In conclusion, if you have any questions or would like some assistance please contact us here. Furthermore, you can call us at 636.272.7227 to talk to a knowledgeable Product Manager. Alternatively, use the filters on this page, or check out our ‘How to Select a Pulsed Laser‘ page to assist in narrowing down the selection. Finally, head to our Knowledge Center with our Lasers 101 page and Blogs and Whitepapers pages for further, in-depth reading.

Suggested Reading

Firstly, check out our Blogs:

Peak Power and Average Power in ns and Sub-ns Lasers

Raman Spectroscopy: Why Are Picosecond Pulses Superior to Femtosecond?

2-Photon Microscopy: XSight’s Vision for a Simplified Experience

The New Alcor 1064nm 5W Femtosecond Laser for Multi-Photon Microscopy!

Finally, check out our Whitepapers:

jYCaMP: An Optimized Calcium Indicator for Two-Photon Imaging at Fiber Laser Wavelengths

Context Dependent Sensory Processing Across Primary and Secondary Somatosensory Cortex

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Picture Part Number Type Wavelength (nm) Output power (W) Pulse energy (uJ) Pulse width Rep rate Q-switch type
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1064 2.0, 5.0 0.025, 0.062 100fs, 110fs 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 520 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 520 0.800, 2.0 0.025 180fs 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 780 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 780 0.800 0.010 150fs 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR 920 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 920 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 0.0125, 0.025, 0.050 100fs, 110fs, 130fs 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
ALCOR 5W: 1064nm Ultra-Compact Femtosecond Laser ALCOR Dual Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 920/1064 1.0, 2.0 0.0125, 0.025 100fs, 110fs, 130fs 80MHz (Optional: 40MHz) Active
Altair: Femtosecond Laser Altair Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1040 10.0, 20.0 0.125, 0.250, 1.0 150fs, 250fs 30MHz, 80MHz, Single shot to 40MHz Active
Antares Antares Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Pulsed Fiber Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1030, 1064 10.0, 20.0, 30.0 0.125, 0.250, 0.375, 0.500 10ps 80MHz Active
DIADEM Series Diadem 1300 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1300 2.0 1.0 150fs Single shot to 2MHz Active
DIADEM Series Diadem IR Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1030, 1064 10.0, 20.0, 30.0 10.0, 20.0, 30.0, 40.0 400fs, 10ps Single shot to 2MHz Active
NPS-1064 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1064 0.050, 5.0, 10.0 0.125, 0.250 7ps 40MHz Passive
NPS-355 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 355 1.0 0.025 7ps 40MHz Passive
NPS-532 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 532 1.0, 5.0 0.025, 0.125 7ps 40MHz Passive
Sirius-532: Picosecond DPSS lasers Sirius GR Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 532 2.0 32.0 10ps Single shot to 1MHz Active
Sirius-532: Picosecond DPSS lasers Sirius IR Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers 1064 5.0 60.0 10ps Single shot to 1MHz Active

Alcor Series

Alcor

ALCOR is the most advanced femtosecond fiber laser emitting at 920 nm or 1064 nm specifically designed for multiphoton microscopy instrumentation and industrial OEM integration, working with 24/7 operations, in an ultra-compact, robust and air-cooled format. Featuring the Alcor 920 4W, with the highest average power commercially available, as well as the XSight and FLeXSight external modules, allowing for fine and fast gating and power control, and GDD precompensation.

Altair Series

Altair: Femtosecond Laser

The ALTAIR is an ideal solution for biophotonics applications such as multiphoton microscopy where deep excitation of red-shifted indicators such as RCaMP, dtTomato, and MCherry is required.  Providing <160fs pulses, average power up to 20W and peak power up to 1.5MW at 1µm, the ALTAIR is the preferred solution for both OEM and researchers in the microscopy and lifesciences fields.  The fiber-based design ensures robust and reliable 24/7 operation while providing supreme pulse quality from a user friendly, ultra compact air-cooled package.

Antares Series

Antares

ANTARES is a picosecond, quasi-continuous wave laser with a high repetition rate up to 80 MHz and a narrow linewidth, in a very compact and robust format. This laser series offers average powers of 1 to 40W at 1030 nm or 1064 nm (upon request) and can be doubled or tripled in the harmonics to answer even the most challenging industrial and scientific applications. ANTARES is ideally suited for applications such as CARS and spectroscopy applications.

Diadem Series

DIADEM Series

DIADEM Series is a compact, air-cooled, high energy ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications that require short femtosecond pulse widths. The Diadem is available with up to 40µJ of pulse energy, 30W of average power, and operation up to 1MHz (standard), with pulses below <400 fs and an M² < 1.2. This laser has been specifically designed for demanding medical implantable device and electronics manufacturing as well as high peak power optogenetics applications.

Nps Series

Nps-1064-10

The new, ultrafast NPS Series features up to 10W average output power, <7ps pulse width, and a 40MHz repetition rate. The transform-limited operation, with a spectral width of < 0.3nm, and remarkably accurate central wavelength (1064.3 +/- 0.1nm) make the NPS Series a suitable candidate for highly efficient amplification by Nd-doped DPSS amplifiers. Therefore, opening the way to nonlinear optics applications like OPO pumping, and narrowband Raman Spectroscopy.

Sirius Series

Sirius-532: Picosecond DPSS lasers

SIRIUS is a very compact, high energy hybrid ultrafast laser for advanced micro-machining applications and supercontinuum pumping, offering over 120µJ and > 5 W, with pulses below 10 ps from single shot to 1MHz and an M² of < 1.2. This laser series specifically designed to allow for ergonomic and user-friendly operation. SIRIUS is ideally suited for selective ablation, electronics, and photonic applications.