High Energy Femtosecond Lasers

Multiphoton Microscopy Femtosecond Laser
Cazadero Femtosecond Laser

The Carmel X-series (CFL) is a range of high power, air-cooled, 780 nm and 1550 nm fiber-based femtosecond lasers with output powers from 0.2 to greater than 2.0 W. With pulse widths of less than 90 fs in a small user-friendly package, the X-series provides the perfect source for a wide range of ultrafast laser applications, including bio-imaging, multiphoton microscopy, optical metrology, 3D-microprinting, terahertz imaging and ophthalmology.

The system features a rack mountable controller with a robust armored cable interface to the compact laser head, which facilitates its incorporation into OEM designs. It is over 100 times smaller than many Ti:sapphire lasers with a similar output power level. A simple key switch interface provides for manual operation with full remote access through computer control. The X-series includes the capability of remote data logging, power monitoring, system diagnostics, and automated adjustments for prolonged lifetime and OEM service support.

The Carmel-F 1350 represents the first in the new F-series of fiber-delivered, femtosecond fiber lasers with output powers of over 100 mW and pulse widths of less than 200 fs. The system utilizes the same building blocks used in the industry leading Carmel X-series but with the convenience of a fiber-delivered output. The Carmel F-1350 is the perfect source for two-photon transient current injection used in the testing and characterization of integrated circuits. The system features a single rack mountable controller with a robust armored fiber-cable output, which facilitates its incorporation into OEM designs and provides for the direct delivery of high peak power optical pulses to test samples. Similar to the X-series, a simple key switch interface provides for manual operation with full remote access through computer control.

The Cazadero series (FLCPA) is a unique fiber laser chirped pulse amplification system that offers pulse energies up to 3 µJ and pulse widths of less 500 fs at 1550 nm in a robust industrial package. It is the perfect source for two-photon integrated circuit testing, multiphoton microscopy studies, micro-machining and a host of other applications. The system features a hands-off laser head and a rack mountable controller, which facilitate its incorporation into OEM designs and afford convenient access to high peak power optical pulses. A simple key switch interface provides for manual operation with full remote access through computer control. The system includes the capability of remote data logging, power monitoring and system diagnostics for OEM service support.

Calmar Laser offers both the Carmel and Cazadero high power femtosecond fiber lasers for a wide range of OEM, B2B, and scientific applications. Both product lines feature all air-cooled, rack mountable controllers for ease of integration into industrial platforms.

The Carmel series offers a very compact design with both free-space (X-series) and fiber delivery options (F-series), wavelengths of 780 nm, 1350 nm, and 1550 nm, pulse widths as short as 90 fs, and power levels up to 2.5 W. In contrast, the Cazadero offers high pulse energies (up to 3 µJ) with pulse widths of < 500 fs at 1550 nm and user-selected repetition rates from MHz down to single pulse.

Product Wavelength (nm) Pulse Width (fs) Avg Power (W) Rep Rate (MHz) Spectral Width (FWHM, nm)
Carmel-780 780 < 90 0.25 - 1.0 50 or 80 8 - 10
Carmel-1550 1550 < 90 up to 2.5 10 - 80 > 30
Carmel-780/1550 780 and 1550 < 90 0.25 - 1.0 and 2.5 50 or 80 8 - 10, > 30
Carmel-1350 1350 < 200 > 100 55 40 - 60
Cazadero-1550 1550 < 500 up to 3 0.67 - 12.5 10 (typical)

Mendocino: Compact femtosecond fiber laser series, available as both benchtop systems (FPL-0) and OEM modules (FPL-M) with up to 350 mW average power, pulse widths from < 90 fs to 20 ps, and wavelengths from 780 nm to 1550 nm.

Coronado: Compact erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, available as both benchtop systems (AMP) and OEM modules (AMP-M) amplifiers that provide broadband gain over the C-band (1530 to 1565 nm).

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"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