APL2200 series amplifiers are designed to produce up to 150 mJ picosecond pulses at kilohertz pulse repetition rate. Short pulse duration, excellent pulse-to-pulse stability, superior beam quality makes APL2200 series diode pumped picosecond amplifiers well suited for applications like OPCPA pumping, non-linear optics and others.
APL2200 series amplifiers consist of regenerative amplifier and power amplifiers. System could be seeded by built-in picosecond oscillator or other ultrafast laser system. Pulses from regenerative amplifier are spatially shaped and amplified in double-pass amplifiers with thermally induced birefringence compensation. Advanced optical design ensures smooth, without hot spots beam spatial profile at the laser output. Low light depolarization level allows high efficiency generation of up to 4th harmonics with build-in harmonics generators. Repetition rate and timing of the pulses can be locked to the external RF source (with –PLL option) or other ultrafast laser system (with –FS option).
Angle-tuned LBO and/or BBO crystals mounted in temperature stabilized heaters are used for second, third and fourth harmonic generation. Harmonics separation system is designed to ensure high spectral purity of radiation and direct it to the output ports.
For customer convenience the amplifier can be controlled through remote control pad or USB interface. Alternatively, the amplifier can be controlled from personal computer with supplied software for Windows™ operating system. LabVIEW™ drivers are supplied as well.
|MAIN SPECIFICATIONS 1)|
|at 1064 nm||10 mJ||30 mJ||60 mJ||150 mJ|
|at 532 nm 2)||5 mJ||15 mJ||30 mJ||70 mJ|
|at 355 nm 3)||3 mJ||10 mJ||20 mJ||inquire|
|at 266 nm 4)||1 mJ||2.5 mJ||4 mJ||inquire|
|Pulse energy stability (Std.Dev.)5)|
|at 1064 nm||1 %|
|at 532 nm||1.5 %|
|at 355 nm||2 %|
|at 266 nm||4 %|
|Pulse duration (FWHM)6)||90 ± 10 ps|
|Pulse repetition rate 7)||1 kHz|
|Spatial mode 8)||super-Gaussian|
|Beam divergence 9)||< 1 mrad||< 0.7 mrad|
|Typical beam diameter 10)||~3 mm||~5 mm||~6 mm||~7 mm|
|Beam pointing stability 11)||< 100 µrad|
|Pre-pulse contrast||> 100 : 1|
|Polarization||linear, > 95 %|
|Pulse duration range (FWHM)||20 fs – 90 ps|
|Pulse repetition rate||50 – 95 MHz|
|Average power||> 20 mW|
|Laser head size (W×L×H)||455 × 1035 × 242 mm||900 × 1500 × 350 mm||1200 × 2200 × 350 mm||TBA|
|Power supply size (W×L×H)||550 × 600 × 680 mm||550 × 600 × 1100 mm||550 × 600 × 1030 mm||TBA|
|Chiller size (W×L×H)||400 × 430 × 790 mm||500 × 500 × 850 mm||600 × 600 × 600 mm|
|Water service||not required, air-cooled||water-cooled|
|Relative humidity||20 – 80 % (non condensing)|
|Operating ambient temperature||22 ± 2 °C|
|Mains voltage||208 or 230 V AC, single phase, 50/60 Hz||208 or 230 V AC, three phases, 50/60 Hz|
|Power rating 12)||< 1.0 kVA||< 2.5 kVA||< 5 kVA||< 14 kVA|
Note: Laser must be connected to the mains electricity all the time. If there will be no mains electricity for longer that 1 hour then laser (system) needs warm up for a few hours before switching on.
|APL2201||Delivers 10 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 1 kHz repetition rate|
|APL2203||Delivers 30 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 1 kHz repetition rate|
|APL2205||Delivers 60 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 1 kHz repetition rate|
|APL2206||Delivers 150 mJ, 90 ps pulses at up to 1 kHz repetition rate|
Provides 30±3 ps output pulse duration. Contact EKSPLA for pulse energy specifications.
Recommended seed laser for 90 ps is PL2210B. For 30 ps pulse duration use PL2210A as seed laser.