OEM Femtosecond/Picosecond Laser and Amplifier Modules

Mendocino Femtosecond Laser

The Mendocino series of OEM modules (FPL-M) is a range of rugged, customizable, passively mode-locked ultrafast fiber lasers that provide pulses from sub 100 fs to 20 ps at MHz repetition rates with wavelength options at 780 nm, 925 nm, 1030 nm, 1064 nm, and 1550 nm.

These systems utilize a proprietary saturable absorber that has been developed and perfected over a twenty-year period to deliver stable, reliable performance at turn–on. With both free-space and fiber-delivery options, they are generally employed as high quality femtosecond seed sources for higher energy laser systems. The modules feature a robust architecture that is insensitive to shock and vibration and provides exceptional stability for demanding OEM applications. An advanced engineering design and consistent manufacturing process ensure the highest quality standards for volume production.

The FPL-M series can be used as a stand-alone femtosecond laser with a 5 V DC power supply or a separate driver for integration as an OEM module. The Mendocino LDR module, designed for optical communications and high resolution LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)/3D sensing applications, can be easily battery-powered. Other features of the Mendocino series include an optional integral micro-controller for remote control, data logging, and performance monitoring.

The Coronado series of OEM modules (AMP-M) is a range of compact erbium-fiber optical amplifiers that provide broadband gain over the C-band (1530 to 1565 nm). These modules have been optimized for amplification of short optical pulses (such as those provided from Calmar’s Mendocino series) and offer high gain and low noise with long term dependable performance. Convenient input/output fiber pigtail connections provide either polarization-maintaining (PM) or non-PM options. Similar to the Mendocino, the Coronado (AMP-M) series features a robust all-fiber architecture and requires a 5 V DC power supply for simple integration into OEM systems.

Calmar Laser offers a wide range of robust femtosecond and picosecond laser (Mendocino series) and amplifier modules (Coronado series) that are extremely insensitive to shock and vibration and can be readily customized to meet the requirements of specific OEM applications.

They provide output wavelength options at 780 nm, 925 nm, 1030 nm, 1064 nm and 1550 nm and can be used as stand-alone systems with a user-provided 5 V DC power supply or integrated into higher power laser platforms. The high quality ultrafast pulse streams are perfect seed sources for chirped pulse amplifier systems used in diverse applications, such as high precision microelectronics micromachining, laser eye surgery and nonlinear spectroscopy. An advanced engineering design and consistent manufacturing process ensure the highest quality standards for volume production.

Product Wavelength (nm) Pulse Width (ps) Avg Power (mW) Rep Rate (MHz) Spectral Width (FWHM, nm)
780 nm Low Power 780 < 0.09 > 10 30 > 8
780 nm Medium Power 780 < 0.09 > 60 80 7 - 9
780 nm High Power 780 < 0.09 > 150 80 7 - 9
925 nm Low Power 925 compressible to < 0.1 > 5 50 ~ 20
1030 nm Low Power 1030 < 1 > 0.5 30 3 - 4
1030 nm High Power 1030 compressible to < 0.1 > 100 50 > 15
1064 nm High Power 1064 compressible to < 0.1 > 200 50 > 30
1550 nm Low Power 1550 < 0.5 > 2 50 > 6
1550 nm LDR 1550 1 - 10 > 5 10 0.5 - 10

* For optical amplifier, see 1550 nm EDFA Module.

Carmel: Compact high power, > 1 W average power at 780 nm, < 90 fs, ultrafast fiber lasers that incorporate both a Mendocino seed laser and a Coronado amplifier.

Cazadero: High energy, up to > 3 µJ pulse energy at 1550 nm, < 500 fs, ultrafast fiber lasers that incorporate both a Mendocino seed laser and a Coronado amplifier.

Address: 951 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

Phone: +1 650.272.6980

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Email: contacts@calmarlaser.com

"Calmar's products have continued to perform well, even after several years, and are much lower maintenance than our other mode-locked lasers"

David J. McCormick
Tektronix