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Spectra-Physics® Expands Ultrafast Amplifier Portfolio

Extends offering to high >14 W power and to ultrashort sub-20 femtosecond (fs) pulses at high repetition rates

Santa Clara, CA, February 08, 2014 --( Spectra-Physics®, a Newport company, introduces two new ultrafast amplifier products, expanding its portfolio of ultrafast lasers. The new Spitfire® Ace™ PA (Power Amplifier) features high power of >14 W and high energy of >12 mJ with <35 fs pulse width. The new Spirit-NOPA™ delivers tunable high-repetition-rate pulses with pulse widths as short as sub-20 fs. The new products are ideal for ultrafast spectroscopy and advanced science applications.

“These new ultrafast amplifiers are powerful tools to advance and enable new ultrafast science,” says Philippe Féru, senior manager of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “As the number one supplier of ultrafast lasers, Spectra-Physics delivers the broadest range of technologies to serve the widest scope of applications with the industry’s largest installed base.”

The new Spitfire Ace PA delivers > 14 W output power at 5 / 10 kHz and more than 12 W / 12 mJ at 1 kHz repetition rate. Based on Spectra-Physics’ highly successful Spitfire Ace, the new amplifier sets a new standard for long-term performance, low noise, and day-to-day stability. With the patented XP cavity, the superior beam quality provides M2 < 1.45 even at the highest energy configuration. The Spitfire Ace PA is ideal for applications such as multicolor pump-probe spectroscopy, coherent control, nonlinear optics, time-resolved spectroscopy, and more.

Spirit-NOPA is an automated non-collinear optical parametric amplifier specifically optimized for use with Spectra-Physics’ Spirit™ high-repetition-rate ultrafast laser. Spirit and Spirit-NOPA together create a versatile ultrafast laser system tunable between 250 and 900 nm and capable of generating sub-20 fs pulses with user-adjustable repetition rates from single shot up to 1 MHz. The advanced system enables a range of new science, allowing fast data averaging and increased signal-to-noise ratios in challenging ultrafast spectroscopy applications.
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Herman Chui
408 980 6996

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