Continuum mid-band optical parametric oscillator provides wide tuning range

Sept. 17, 2012
Designed for scientific applications including spectroscopy, the Horizon mid-band optical parametric oscillator (OPO) provides a 192–2750 nm tuning range.

Designed for scientific applications including spectroscopy, the Horizon mid-band optical parametric oscillator (OPO) provides a 192–2750 nm tuning range, up to 40% conversion efficiency, narrow linewidth, and active precision control throughout. The OPO is fully automated with precision scanning for hands-free operation, and is compatible with the company's pump lasers.
Continuum, a GSI Group subsidiary
Santa Clara, CA

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Continuum introduces Horizon, its new mid-band OPO

Santa Clara, CA – Continuum Inc., a GSI Group subsidiary, is pleased to announce the release of its new mid-band Optical Parametric Oscillator.

With more than twice the efficiency, an extended tuning range into the vacuum ultraviolet, narrow linewidth and active precision control throughout, this new system offers unprecedented advantages to the scientific community. Designed with optimal mechanical and optical integrity, Horizon gives full and convenient access to wavelengths between 192-2750nm. Fully automated with precision scanning for true hands-free operation, Horizon is a robust system built for consistent output. Compatible with a wide range of Continuum pump lasers, the Horizon package offers a complete tunable solution.

“We are very excited about our new mid-band OPO”, said Carmel Caligaris, the Scientific Marketing Manager at Continuum. “This product is a winning combination of advanced engineering in a user-friendly package that’s designed for market-leading performance, reliability, and ease-of-operation,” added Caligaris. “These characteristics are paramount in scientific research.”

Continuum has been serving the scientific community with proven tunable products, both solid state and dye, for over 20 years. Now with Horizon I & II, Continuum offers the most comprehensive and advanced line of tunable products on the market today.

For more information contact Carmel Caligaris, Scientific Marketing Manager, 408.727.3240, [email protected], or visit our website at

About the Companies

Continuum Electro-Optics, Inc., a subsidiary of GSI Group Inc., and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, manufactures and markets a complete family of high energy laser products worldwide to industrial and scientific markets.

GSI Group Inc. supplies laser-based solutions, precision motion control devices, optical controls, and associated precision technologies, and semiconductor systems to global industrial, electronics, medical, and scientific markets. The GSI Group Inc. common shares are quoted on NASDAQ (GSIG).


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