LithiumSix1050

LithiumSix1050 is our high power femtosecond oscillator with central wavelength at 1050 nm. It is a diode pumped solid state passively mode locked laser, based on a patented technology enabling turn-key 24/7 ultra-stable operation together with state-of-the-art performances. LithiumSix1050 is a compact laser with a small footprint that embeds all the electronics required for its control. Very short laser pulses (< 150 fs) and peak powers up to the megawatt level make LithiumSix1050 suitable for a variety of applications ranging from Seeding of Ultrafast Amplifiers, Supercontinuum Generation, Harmonic Generation, Multi-Photon Microscopy, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Femtosecond Lithography, Nonlinear Optics and OPA pumping. A green version of the laser is available with output powers ranging from 1.5 to 5 Watt (LithiumSix525).

Features and Benefits

Small footprint
Very high peak power (1 MW)
Easy to use (you just need a power plug and a USB connector)
Turn-key operation (no warm-up time)
Perfect gaussian beam (TEM00 profile)
Ultra-low noise

Applications

Seeding of Ultrafast Amplifiers

In optical amplifiers the input pulse energy is up-scaled through an avalanche process where a single photon is converted into multiple photons. The quality and energy of the incoming pulse strongly affect the reachable output pulse energy. In order to increase this value, it is suitable to have temporally and spatially clean high energy pulses. LithiumSix1050 delivering transform limited and pedestal-free ultrafast pulses (100 fs) with more than 100 nJ is the best choice to empower your ultrafast amplifier.

Supercontinuum Generation

In supercontinuum light generation a narrow laser spectrum is converted into a much broader one. The broadening process takes place when high intensity laser pulses propagate through an optical medium and efficiently stimulate nonlinear optical processes. The higher the pulse intensity, the higher the supercontinuum light generation efficiency. Our high-power femtosecond oscillator, LithiumSix1050, providing ultrashort pulses (100 fs) with ultrahigh peak powers (1 MW) represents an optimal choice for your supercontinuum experiments.

Harmonic Generation

In harmonic generation, two input photons of a given energy, passing through a nonlinear crystal, are converted into a single output photon having two times the energy of each input photon. In order to be efficient, this conversion process requires high optical intensities. LithiumSix1050 and LithiumSix525, thanks to the emission of pulses with ultrashort time duration and high peak powers, are the right choice for scientific projects that aim to reach high optical intensity and efficient harmonic generation.

Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear optical processes take advantage from very high optical peak powers. In order to achieve efficient nonlinear interaction, very short pulses (100 fs) together with high average powers are required. LithiumSix1050, LithiumSix525 and LithiumSix912, our cutting-edge ultrafast lasers, are the good choice to improve your experimental capabilities in nonlinear optics.

Multi-Photon Microscopy

Understanding how brain works is one of the most exciting goals for the next decades. Ultrafast lasers became an indispensable tool to achieve this goal and nowadays they are widely used in the so-called Multi-Photon Microscopy (MPM). Compared to single photon fluorescence microscopy, MPM allows for imaging of living cells at an unprecedented depth and precision. In MPM the fluorophore excitation is driven by two-three photon absorption, which is a threshold phenomenon occurring only where the optical intensity is sufficiently high. In this way, the excitation occurs only at the focal point of the laser beam leading to extremely high signal to noise ratio. Moreover, by using near infrared ultrafast lasers, the scattering phenomena are strongly reduced and imaging of deep tissue layers is made possible. LithiumSix1050 is our high-power femtosecond laser with central wavelength in the near infrared region. Thanks to its small footprint and cost-effectiveness it represents a good choice for deep tissue imaging and MPM experiments.

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

In spectroscopy, events with temporal dynamics in the femtosecond range are too fast to be triggered and measured electronically. Instead ultrafast optical pulses are used to initiate and record such events. LithiumSix1050, our powerful femtosecond oscillator, delivering pulses with duration of 100 fs is a suitable laser source to characterize a variety of ultrafast phenomena. Moreover, its accurate design enhancing the thermo-mechanical stability allows long-term acquisitions even under harsh temperature and humidity conditions.

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