The APOLLO-Y Optical Parametric Amplifier has been developed to extend the tuning range of an ultrafast Ytterbium amplifier from the UV to the NIR. It is optimized to work with Ultrafast Systems’ spectrometers – Helios, Eos, Halcyone, etc. High stability and high efficiency are achieved through three-step amplification of a white-light supercontinuum, and all nonlinear crystal tuning, optical delay compensation, and wavelength separation is fully computer controlled.
This OPA has been designed as a capable yet easy-to-use pump source with the spectroscopist in mind. Its layout has been optimized to fit neatly alongside new or existing spectroscopy systems, minimizing the amount of bench space required. The inclusion of multiple frequency conversion schemes allows fully computer-controlled tuning of the output wavelength from 258 nm to 2600 nm, 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.
Designed for amplified Ytterbium lasers
25cm x 66cm (10” x 26”) footprint
Optimized for use with Ultrafast Systems’ delay lines and spectrometers
Single beam, single port output across the entire tuning range
Consistent output pulse timing across the entire tuning range
Fully tunable from 258 nm to 2600 nm with built-in SHF (515 nm), THF (343 nm), FHF (258 nm) option
Wavelength range, nm
Conversion Efficiency at Peak* Rep. rate ≤5KHz
Conversion Efficiency at Peak** Rep. rate >5KHz
258 - 320
320 - 515
515 - 630
630 - 1030
1030 - 2600
FHF, THF, SHF
258, 343, 515
* measured with 250 fs 100 uJ pump
** constant vertical polarization upon request
~ 1030 nm
100 - 400fs
< 2% (pulse-pulse)
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