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Where to Buy Mode-locked Lasers

Mode-locked lasers generate trains of picosecond or femtosecond pulses with durations ranging from about 5 fs to 50 ps. They are typically solid-state bulk or fiber lasers, but dye lasers and mode-locked laser diodes are also used. Techniques like cavity dumping and amplification can be employed to achieve higher pulse energies.

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Vescent Photonics

14998 W. 6th Ave., Suite 700
Golden, CO 80401
United States
web link www.vescent.com

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mode-locked lasers

The MLL-100 generates sub-100 fs laser pulses at 100 and 200 MHz. Control inputs for cavity length and oscillator pump power allow control over fopt and fCEO, respectively.


Fully automated ultrafast tunable laser systems

SI Stuttgart Instruments GmbH

Curiestraße 2
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
web link www.s-instruments.de

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mode-locked lasers

The Stuttgart Instruments Primus is an ultrafast (fs) mode-locked oscillator, based on the solid-state technology. It provides a high average output power combined with a superior low noise level (shot noise limit above 300 kHz) and an excellent long-term stability.

The solid-state technology with 1040 nm central wavelength enables the excellent long-term stability by providing several watts of output power at 40 MHz pulse repetition rate and 450 fs pulse duration. Its superior low noise level reaches the shot noise limit above 300 kHz. In combination with the stability and output power, it enables ultrasensitive measurements and makes the Primus perfectly suited as pump source for frequency converters like the Stuttgart Instruments Alpha. The entire system is encapsulated in a solid CNC-cut and water-cooled housing, thus reaching excellent robustness against external perturbations.


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ALPHALAS GmbH

Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 5
37085 Göttingen
Germany
web link www.alphalas.com
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mode-locked lasers

ALPHALAS employs various techniques to mode-lock lasers for the generation of picosecond pulses at 1064 nm and the harmonics at 532 nm, 355 nm and 266 nm. The passive techniques include the patented nonlinear mirror (Stankov’s mirror), as well as semiconductor absorber mirror or Kerr lens mode locking. In addition, active mode locking is used in combination with the passive mode locking for highest reliability and stability. The mode-locked lasers are included in the PICOPOWER-series lasers, together with gain-switched and regeneratively amplified lasers.

Advanced laser technologies

EKSPLA

Savanoriu Av. 237
02300 Vilnius
Lithuania
web link www.ekspla.com

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ISO 9001
mode-locked lasers

Due to their excellent stability and high output parameters, EKSPLA scientific picosecond lasers established their name as “Gold Standard” among scientific picosecond lasers. The innovative design of the new generation of picosecond mode-locked lasers features diode-pumping‑only technology, thus reducing maintenance costs and improving output parameters. Second, third, fourth and fifth (on some versions) harmonic options combined with various accessories, advanced electronics (for streak camera synchronization, phase-locked loop, synchronization of fs laser) and customization possibilities make these lasers well suited for many scientific applications, including optical parametric generator pumping, time-resolved spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy, remote sensing, metrology and others.


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AdValue Photonics

2700 E. Bilby Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
web link www.advaluephotonics.com
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mode-locked lasers

AdValue Photonics offers picosecond and femtosecond mode-locked fiber lasers emitting in the 2-μm spectral region:

  • The AP-ML1 offers up to 10 kW peak power in <3-ps pulses with 20–40 MHz pulse repetition rate.
  • The AP-ML2 generates 800-fs pulses with up to 10 μJ pulse energy and up to 500 kHz repetition rate.
  • The AP-ML is a seed laser available with pulse durations between 350 fs and 950 fs. Repetition rates can be between 20 MHz and 50 MHz.

All those devices have a good output beam quality.


Menhir Photonics AG

Industriestrasse 42
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland
web link menhir-photonics.com

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mode-locked lasers

Menhir Photonics offers ultrafast mode-locked lasers at 1.5 μm wavelength. These lasers offer pulse width below 200 fs and fundamental pulse repetition rates that can be chosen from 250 MHz up to 2.5 GHz. These systems are hermetically sealed and all-in-one (laser and electronic is one box). Menhir Photonics’ products have been designed to achieve ultra-low-noise performances combined with high-reliability and robustness, to ensure that they can be used in any situation from laboratory setup to harsh environments.


Bright Solutions SRL

Via Artigiani 27
27010 Cura Carpignano (Pavia)
Italy
web link brightsolutions.it
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ISO 9001:2015
mode-locked lasers

Bright Solutions has the NPS narrowband picosecond lasers:

  • 1064, 532 or 355 nm
  • 7-ps pulses at 40 MHz
  • spectral width < 0.3 nm
  • 10 mW average output power; custom Nps-1064-k2 with amplifier for 2 W output power

The NPS lasers are suitable for applications like OPO pumping, Raman or fluorescence spectroscopy and multimodal imaging.


CNI Laser

No. 888 Jinhu Road
High-tech Zone, Changchun 130103
China
web link www.cnilaser.com
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ISO 9001:2015
mode-locked lasers

CNI offer mode-locked picosecond lasers with superior beam quality and high reliability. The pulse duration can be less than 20 ps. Available wavelengths are 266 nm, 355 nm, 532 nm, 1064 nm, 1319 nm and others.


Thorlabs

43 Sparta Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
United States
web link www.thorlabs.com

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mode-locked lasers

Among its portfolio, Thorlabs manufactures several mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser systems, including stand-alone systems at 1030 nm, 1550 nm, and 2 µm, as well as an all-fiber mid-IR supercontinuum laser driven by a mode-locked pump laser. These systems compliment our femtosecond family of lasers, amplifiers, and specialized optics, including nonlinear crystals, chirped mirrors, low GDD mirrors/beamsplitters, and dispersion compensating fiber.


Lasers for the Molecular Age

Cycle GmbH

Luruper Hauptstr. 1
22547 Hamburg
Germany
web link www.cyclelasers.com

E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

Cycle supplies tailored laser systems with unique features and affordable prices:

The SOPRANO-15 is Cycle’s state-of-the art femtosecond fiber lasers, designed to fulfill tasks such as OPO/OPA pumping, semiconductor testing, and materials analysis and processing. The SOPRANO-15 operates at a center wavelength of 1550 nm or 775 nm and pulse duration below 350 fs, establishing benefits in both industrial and scientific environments in 24/7 operation.

The SOPRANO-15 mini is designed to carry out tasks such as multiphoton microscopy, spectroscopy, semiconductor testing, and materials analysis. In addition to its dependable 24/7 operation, the SOPRANO-15 mini operates at a center wavelength of 1550 nm and typical pulse duration below 130 fs, establishing benefits in both industrial and scientific environments.


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AdValue Photonics

2700 E. Bilby Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
web link www.advaluephotonics.com
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mode-locked lasers

AdValue Photonics offers picosecond and femtosecond mode-locked fiber lasers emitting in the 2-μm spectral region:

  • The AP-ML1 offers up to 10 kW peak power in <3-ps pulses with 20–40 MHz pulse repetition rate.
  • The AP-ML2 generates 800-fs pulses with up to 10 μJ pulse energy and up to 500 kHz repetition rate.
  • The AP-ML is a seed laser available with pulse durations between 350 fs and 950 fs. Repetition rates can be between 20 MHz and 50 MHz.

All those devices have a good output beam quality.


Allied Laser Solutions, LLC

9 Trinity Drive
West Springfield, MA 01089
United States

Biophotonics Solutions Inc. Laboratories

1401 East Lansing Drive, Suite 112
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

Calmar Laser

951 Commercial Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States
www.calmarlaser.com
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Clark MXR

7300 West Huron River Drive
Dexter, Michigan 48130
United States

Coherent Inc.

5100 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

Del Mar Photonics, Inc.

4119 Twilight Ridge
San Diego, CA 92130
United States

IMRA America

1044 Woodridge Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
United States
www.imra.com
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Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories Inc.

4775 Walnut St., Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
www.kmlabs.com
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Light Age, Inc.

500 Apgar Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873
United States

Market Tech, Inc.

340 El Pueblo Rd Suite C
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
United States

Neptec Optical Solutions

48603 Warm Springs Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
United States

Pritel

513 Weston Ridge Dr., P. O. Box 4025
Naperville, IL 60567–4025
United States

Spectra-Physics Lasers

3635 Peterson Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

Thorlabs

43 Sparta Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
United States
web link www.thorlabs.com

E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

Among its portfolio, Thorlabs manufactures several mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser systems, including stand-alone systems at 1030 nm, 1550 nm, and 2 µm, as well as an all-fiber mid-IR supercontinuum laser driven by a mode-locked pump laser. These systems compliment our femtosecond family of lasers, amplifiers, and specialized optics, including nonlinear crystals, chirped mirrors, low GDD mirrors/beamsplitters, and dispersion compensating fiber.


TRUMPF Inc.

Farmington Industrial Park
Farmington, CT 06032
United States

UpTek Solutions Corp.

130-A Knickerbocker Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716
United States

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Vescent Photonics

14998 W. 6th Ave., Suite 700
Golden, CO 80401
United States
web link www.vescent.com

E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

The MLL-100 generates sub-100 fs laser pulses at 100 and 200 MHz. Control inputs for cavity length and oscillator pump power allow control over fopt and fCEO, respectively.


From America:

Laserglow Technologies

873 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6C 1C4
www.laserglow.com
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O/E Land Inc.

7639 Cordner
Lasalle, Quebec H8N 2X2
Canada
Outside America:

Alnair Labs

Westside Gotanda 2F, 6–2–7 Nishi-Gotanda,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141–0031
Japan

Lasers, Optics, Electronics. Made in Germany.

ALPHALAS GmbH

Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 5
37085 Göttingen
Germany
web link www.alphalas.com
E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

ALPHALAS employs various techniques to mode-lock lasers for the generation of picosecond pulses at 1064 nm and the harmonics at 532 nm, 355 nm and 266 nm. The passive techniques include the patented nonlinear mirror (Stankov’s mirror), as well as semiconductor absorber mirror or Kerr lens mode locking. In addition, active mode locking is used in combination with the passive mode locking for highest reliability and stability. The mode-locked lasers are included in the PICOPOWER-series lasers, together with gain-switched and regeneratively amplified lasers.

Bright Solutions SRL

Via Artigiani 27
27010 Cura Carpignano (Pavia)
Italy
web link brightsolutions.it
E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015
mode-locked lasers

Bright Solutions has the NPS narrowband picosecond lasers:

  • 1064, 532 or 355 nm
  • 7-ps pulses at 40 MHz
  • spectral width < 0.3 nm
  • 10 mW average output power; custom Nps-1064-k2 with amplifier for 2 W output power

The NPS lasers are suitable for applications like OPO pumping, Raman or fluorescence spectroscopy and multimodal imaging.


Chromacity Ltd.

Livingstone House
43 Discovery Terrace
Edinburgh EH14 4AP
United Kingdom

CNI Laser

No. 888 Jinhu Road
High-tech Zone, Changchun 130103
China
web link www.cnilaser.com
E-mail:
ISO 9001:2015
mode-locked lasers

CNI offer mode-locked picosecond lasers with superior beam quality and high reliability. The pulse duration can be less than 20 ps. Available wavelengths are 266 nm, 355 nm, 532 nm, 1064 nm, 1319 nm and others.


Lasers for the Molecular Age

Cycle GmbH

Luruper Hauptstr. 1
22547 Hamburg
Germany
web link www.cyclelasers.com

E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

Cycle supplies tailored laser systems with unique features and affordable prices:

The SOPRANO-15 is Cycle’s state-of-the art femtosecond fiber lasers, designed to fulfill tasks such as OPO/OPA pumping, semiconductor testing, and materials analysis and processing. The SOPRANO-15 operates at a center wavelength of 1550 nm or 775 nm and pulse duration below 350 fs, establishing benefits in both industrial and scientific environments in 24/7 operation.

The SOPRANO-15 mini is designed to carry out tasks such as multiphoton microscopy, spectroscopy, semiconductor testing, and materials analysis. In addition to its dependable 24/7 operation, the SOPRANO-15 mini operates at a center wavelength of 1550 nm and typical pulse duration below 130 fs, establishing benefits in both industrial and scientific environments.


Dausinger & Giesen GmbH

Rotebühlstr. 87
70178 Stuttgart
Germany
www.dausinger-giesen.de
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Deep Photonics

Plot-1054/18 Near Old S.D.M. Court
Railway Road, Hansi-125033 (Hisar)
Haryana
India

Dyneos AG

Vogelsangstr. 15
8307 Effretikon
Switzerland

EdgeWave GmbH

Innovative Laser Solutions
Carlo-Schmid-Str. 19
52146 Würselen
Germany

Advanced laser technologies

EKSPLA

Savanoriu Av. 237
02300 Vilnius
Lithuania
web link www.ekspla.com

E-mail:
ISO 9001
mode-locked lasers

Due to their excellent stability and high output parameters, EKSPLA scientific picosecond lasers established their name as “Gold Standard” among scientific picosecond lasers. The innovative design of the new generation of picosecond mode-locked lasers features diode-pumping‑only technology, thus reducing maintenance costs and improving output parameters. Second, third, fourth and fifth (on some versions) harmonic options combined with various accessories, advanced electronics (for streak camera synchronization, phase-locked loop, synchronization of fs laser) and customization possibilities make these lasers well suited for many scientific applications, including optical parametric generator pumping, time-resolved spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy, remote sensing, metrology and others.


ELUXI Ltd.

Advanced Technology Innovation Centre
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Parks
5 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough LE11 3QF
United Kingdom
www.eluxi.co.uk
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M Squared Lasers Ltd.

Venture Building
1 Kelvin Campus
West of Scotland Science Park
Maryhill Rd
Glasgow, G20 0SP
United Kingdom

Menhir Photonics AG

Industriestrasse 42
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland
web link menhir-photonics.com

E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

Menhir Photonics offers ultrafast mode-locked lasers at 1.5 μm wavelength. These lasers offer pulse width below 200 fs and fundamental pulse repetition rates that can be chosen from 250 MHz up to 2.5 GHz. These systems are hermetically sealed and all-in-one (laser and electronic is one box). Menhir Photonics’ products have been designed to achieve ultra-low-noise performances combined with high-reliability and robustness, to ensure that they can be used in any situation from laboratory setup to harsh environments.


MONTFORT Laser GmbH

Im Holderlob 6A
6840 Götzis
Austria
www.montfortlaser.com
E-mail:

Mountain Photonics GmbH

Albert-Einstein-Str. 18
86899 Landsberg am Lech
Germany

Nano-Giga

137 avenue Anatole France,
94600 Choisy le Roi
France
www.nano-giga.fr
E-mail:

Novae

ZI du Moulin Cheyroux
87700 Aixe sur Vienne
France

Optoprim Germany GmbH

Max-Planck-Straße 3
85716 Unterschleißheim
Germany
www.optoprim.de/en
E-mail:

Polarus Laser

Promyshlennaya 2A
Troitsk 630090
Russian Federation

PULSED GmbH

Dieselstraße 5
85748 Garching b. München
Germany
www.pulsed.eu
E-mail:

R&D Ultrafast Lasers Kft.

Dr. Róbert Szipõcs
P. O. Box 622
1539 Budapest
Hungary

Sintec Optronics Pte Ltd (HQ)

10 Bukit Batok Crescent #07–02
The Spire
Singapore 658079

Fully automated ultrafast tunable laser systems

SI Stuttgart Instruments GmbH

Curiestraße 2
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
web link www.s-instruments.de

E-mail:
mode-locked lasers

The Stuttgart Instruments Primus is an ultrafast (fs) mode-locked oscillator, based on the solid-state technology. It provides a high average output power combined with a superior low noise level (shot noise limit above 300 kHz) and an excellent long-term stability.

The solid-state technology with 1040 nm central wavelength enables the excellent long-term stability by providing several watts of output power at 40 MHz pulse repetition rate and 450 fs pulse duration. Its superior low noise level reaches the shot noise limit above 300 kHz. In combination with the stability and output power, it enables ultrasensitive measurements and makes the Primus perfectly suited as pump source for frequency converters like the Stuttgart Instruments Alpha. The entire system is encapsulated in a solid CNC-cut and water-cooled housing, thus reaching excellent robustness against external perturbations.


Topag Lasertechnik GmbH

Nieder-Ramstädter-Str. 247
64285 Darmstadt
Germany
www.topag.de
E-mail:

TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co. KG

Feringastr. 10
85774 Unterföhring
Germany
www.trumpf-scientific-lasers.com
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