APOLLO-T

Optical Parametric Amplifier

Optimized for Time-Resolved Spectrometry
For Ultrafast Ti:Sapphire Amplifiers
Fully Automated

The Apollo-T OPA has been developed to extend the tuning range of a kHz Ti:Sapphire amplifier from the UV to the Mid-IR. It is optimized to work with Ultrafast Systems’ spectrometers. High stability and high efficiency are achieved through two-step amplification of a white-light supercontinuum, and nonlinear crystal tuning, optical delay compensation, and wavelength separation are fully computer controlled.

This OPA has been designed as a capable yet easy-to-use light source with the spectroscopist in mind. Its layout has been optimized to fit neatly alongside new or existing spectrometry systems, minimizing the amount of table space required. The inclusion of multiple frequency conversion schemes allows for computer-controlled tuning of the output wavelength, while collinear output from a single port reduces the need for external beam routing optics. The timing of the pulse output remains consistent across the whole wavelength tuning range. Optional integrated stages for the generation of the second and third harmonics of the fundamental laser wavelength further reduce the need for external routing optics and a harmonics generator.

Features & Specs

Features

  • Designed for amplified Ti:Sapphire lasers

  • 36cm x 97cm (14” x 38”) footprint

  • Optimized for use with Ultrafast Systems’ delay lines and spectrometers

  • Single port output across the entire tuning range

  • Consistent output pulse timing across the entire tuning range

  • Fully tunable from 240 nm to 10,000 nm with built-in SHF (400 nm) / THF (267 nm) option

Specifications

Mode

Range (nm)

Energy (uJ) at peak*

Polarization

SH SF

240 - 295

> 2

H

FH Signal

300 - 400

> 5

V

FH Idler

400 - 480

> 6

H

SF Signal

480 - 540

> 120

V

SF Idler

540 - 600

> 80

V

SH Signal

600 - 800

> 50

H

SH Idler

800 - 1150

> 30

V

Signal

1150 - 1600

> 160

V

Idler

1600 - 2600

> 70

H

DFG

2400 - 10000

> 40

V, H

*measured with 100 fs, 1 mJ pump input

Pump Laser Requirements

Wavelength

~ 800 nm

Pulse duration

60 - 150 fs

Pulse energy

≥ 0.5 mJ

Beam diameter

≤ 12 mm

Stability

< 2% (pulse-pulse)

Brochures & Examples

Apollo-T Brochure

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