Compact, modular picosecond fiber DPSS from Attodyne

June 3, 2009
A compact, air cooled, picosecond laser, the APL-500-1064 by Attodyne is a fiber-based diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) device that can be pulsed on demand from 0 to 500kHz.

A compact, air cooled, picosecond laser, the APL-500-1064 by Attodyne (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a fiber-based diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) device that can be pulsed on demand from 0 to 500kHz. It incorporates a nontraditional laser cavity that is not susceptible to misalignment and does not need frequent maintenance. The laser's modular design allows it to be customized to meet various application needs for power, pulse energy, repitition rate, and wavelength.

High energy near-IR units are available with energy levels of ~50mJ at low rep rates; ultrafast pulsed mid-IR versions are available with pulse energies comparable to those of free electron lasers. The laser targets scientific applications such as microscopy, spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, and cell analysis among others.

For more information please contact RPMC, the sole North American distributor for Attodyne: [email protected]

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original news release from RPMC, the sole North American distributor for Attodyne Inc.

A novel compact, air cooled, picosecond laser was recently introduced. The APL-500-1064 (5ps, 25uJ @ 10kHz, M2 <1.2) is a fiber based dpss laser that can be pulsed on demand from 0 to 500kHz.

These affordable ultrafast lasers combine the advantages of robust fiber laser technology with the high energies of solid state diode pumped free space amplifiers. Designed by Attodyne, the APL incorporates a non traditional laser cavity that is not susceptible to misalignment or in need of frequent maintenance.

The modular design of the Attodyne laser allows it to be customized to meet various application needs for power, pulse energy, rep rate, and wavelength. High energy near-IR units are available with energy levels of ~50mJ at low rep rates.

Ultrafast pulsed mid-IR versions are available with pulse energies comparable to those of free electron lasers. These mid-IR units combine the compactness and robustness of the near-IR lasers without the cost and maintenance issues associated with multi component femtosecond sources.

The Attodyne family of lasers is ideal for numerous industrial and scientific applications such as repair of thin film transistors; thin film processing; repair of printed circuit boards, masks and flat panel displays; dicing; scribing and interconnecting wafers; microscopy, spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, and cell lysis.

For more information please contact [email protected]

About the Author

Barbara Gefvert | Editor-in-Chief, BioOptics World (2008-2020)

Barbara G. Gefvert has been a science and technology editor and writer since 1987, and served as editor in chief on multiple publications, including Sensors magazine for nearly a decade.

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