Short-pulse ultrafast laser is fully automated

Newport Corporation's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division has introduced the Mai Tai SP, the first fully automated, hands-free

Jun 23rd, 2009

Newport Corporation's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division has introduced the Mai Tai SP, the first fully automated, hands-free <25 fs one-box ultrafast oscillator with adjustable pulse width. Built on the Mai Tai laser platform, it is highly stable and easy-to-use, and is ideal for seeding the Spitfire Pro ultrafast amplifier system, which can be used for pump-probe spectroscopy, THz generation, high-harmonic generation, and other time-resolved spectroscopy applications. The Mai Tai SP bandwidth and wavelength are both computer adjustable: the bandwidth tunes from 60 to 12 nm, corresponding to near-transform-limited pulse widths from 25 to 100 fs. It has Stabilok technology and proprietary EternAlign permanent optics-mounting technology to ensure exceptional long-term environmental stability.
Newport Spectra-Physics
Mountain View, CA
www.newport.com/maitai-SP

Posted by C. Settino, www.laserfocusworld.com


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PRESS RELEASE

Newport Unveils Fully Automated Short-Pulse Ultrafast Laser

Spectra-Physics Mai Tai SP laser features <25fs to 100fs adjustable pulse width

Newport Corporation's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division introduces the Mai Tai SP, the first fully-automated, hands-free <25fs one-box ultrafast oscillator with adjustable pulse width. The Mai Tai SP is built on the proven Mai Tai laser platform with the largest installed base of one-box ultrafast lasers in the industry. The Mai Tai SP is highly stable and easy-to-use and is ideal for seeding the Spitfire® Pro ultrafast amplifier system, which can be used for pump-probe spectroscopy, THz generation, high harmonic generation and other time-resolved spectroscopy applications.

The Mai Tai SP bandwidth and wavelength are both computer adjustable – the bandwidth tunes from >60nm to <12nm, corresponding to near transform-limited pulse widths from <25fs to 100fs. The new Mai Tai SP features both Stabilok® technology and proprietary EternAlign™ permanent optics mounting technology to ensure exceptional long-term environmental stability. These features make the Mai Tai SP a truly hands-off laser - it does not need to be opened to the outside environment for pulse width adjustments, wavelength tuning or realignment.

"Our new Mai Tai SP laser uniquely delivers fully hands-off, short-pulse operation for dependable seeding of ultrafast amplifiers," says Herman Chui, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Newport's Spectra-Physics Lasers Division. "This new laser further extends Spectra-Physics' leadership in ultrafast laser systems, complementing our recent introductions of the Unison amplifier system, the 7W Spitfire Pro XP ultrafast amplifier, the Inspire™ OPO and the Inspire ultrafast frequency converter."

For more information on the Mai Tai SP laser, please visit www.newport.com/maitai-SP.

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