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Where to Buy Pulse Compressors

Pulse compressors use linear (dispersive) or nonlinear elements to compress broadband pulses. Nonlinear devices involve spectral broadening elements, achieving shorter pulse durations essential for various ultrafast applications.

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APE Angewandte Physik und Elektronik GmbH

Plauener Straße 163–165 / Haus N
13053 Berlin
Germany
web link www.ape-berlin.de

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pulse compressors

The APE femtoControl is a compact motorized dispersion compensation unit for compressing femtosecond laser pulses in the spectral range of Ti:sapphire lasers, as well as for 2P and 3P microscopy (options for e.g. 1300 nm, 1700 nm, and up to 2500 nm possible.

femtoControl compensates for material dispersion by applying the inverse amount of dispersion to the pulse. This is generated by a pair of prisms on motorized translation stages allowing continuous adjustment of the pulse length.

For example, femtoControl can help to achieve more crisp and clearer microscope images especially for multi-photon microscopy.


Thorlabs

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

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pulse compressors

Thorlabs manufactures a suite of options for dispersion management, including a pre-compensation module, dispersion compensating fiber, chirped mirrors, and low GDD optics. For ultrafast applications where dispersion must be well known and managed, Thorlabs’ portfolio includes a robust benchtop white light interferometer for characterizing reflective and transmissive dispersive properties of optics and coatings. The Chromatis™ dispersion measurement system covers 500 – 1650 nm, providing a means for measuring optics used for common femtosecond systems, including Ti:sapphire systems as well as 1 µm and 1550 nm oscillators. The Chromatis compliments our ultrafast family of lasers, amplifiers, and specialized optics including nonlinear crystals, chirped mirrors, low GDD mirrors/beamsplitters, and dispersion compensating fiber.


Enabling new applications with ultrashort laser pulses

n2-Photonics GmbH

Krausestraße 102
22049 Hamburg
Germany
web link www.n2-photonics.de

E-mail:
pulse compressors

We offer different add-on pulse compression modules (MIKSs) to spectrally broaden and temporally shorten the pulses from your picosecond or femtosecond laser. The modules are compatible with nearly all commercial ultrafast lasers. Pulse shortening factors of 5× to 10× are easily reachable in a single stage with over 90% transmission. The core of our technology is nonlinear spectral broadening in multipass cells. For example, MIKS1_S module shortens the input pulses with 200–400 fs pulse duration and 1–200 μJ energy down to <50 fs with extremely high transmission of over 90%. This module can be shipped to you and easily installed remotely.


The Hollow-Core PCF and Photonic MicroCell Company

GLOphotonics SAS

123 avenue Albert Thomas
87060 Limoges
France
pulse compressors

FastLas is an incredible tool to change your standard ultra-short pulse laser into an exceptional very Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) with a pulse duration at the output of the system less than 50 fs.

  • compatible with current USP lasers
  • nonlinearity, broadening and compression is managed thanks to a gas filled fiber
  • water cooling allows to shorten pulses at high energy
  • responsive and efficient technical support for installation

The FastLas is equipped with a pre-alignment system to facilitate the installation and the injection of the customer’s laser signal into the FastLas.


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UltraFast Innovations GmbH

Dieselstr. 5
85748 Garching (München)
Germany
web link www.ultrafast-innovations.com

E-mail:
pulse compressors

SAVANNA-HP, by UltraFast Innovations (UFI®), is a pulse compressor based on a stretched-flexible hollow-core fiber (SF-HCF). It has been developed in collaboration with the Institute for Nanophotonics in Göttingen. It spectrally broadens high-energy femtosecond input pulses by nonlinear interaction with a noble gas of adjustable gas pressure inside a hollow fiber and subsequently compresses the pulse using chirped mirror technology from UltraFast Innovations (UFI).

The state-of-the-art SF-HCF technique allows nearly ideal waveguiding, reducing the losses to a minimum and allowing the application of self-phase modulation over an interaction length of up to 8 m. It can handle extremely intense input pulses with a few tens of mJ pulses and an average power of up to 20 W – with active cooling, even up to several hundred watts. With this, we provide an unmatched compression unit for today's state-of-the-art lasers.


See us at Ultrafast Phenomena 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, July 14–19, ICUIL 2024 in Cozumel Island, Mexico, Sept. 9–13 and FIOLS 2024 in Denver, USA, Sept. 23–26!

few-cycle Inc.

1650 Boul. Lionel-Boulet
J3X 1P7 Varennes, Quebec
Canada
web link www.few-cycle.com
E-mail:
pulse compressors

The new few-cycle flexible hollow core fiber system allows you to choose various fiber lengths and inner diameters to achieve a desired nonlinear effect. Experimentally measured transmission for multi-mJ femtosecond pulses ranges between 50% and >90%, depending on the application.

The most versatile choice for laser pulse post compression: The few-cycle hollow core fiber supports input energies from 50 μJ to 100 mJ, up to 20 times compression and transmission >90% while keeping the footprint and optical path length at a minimum.

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Advanced Thin Films

5733 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
www.idexot.com/about-us-advanced-thin-films
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Biophotonics Solutions Inc. Laboratories

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

Coherent Inc.

5100 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

HORIBA Scientific

3880 Park Avenue
Edison NJ 08820–3097
United States

Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories Inc.

4775 Walnut St., Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
www.kmlabs.com
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OptiGrate

562 S Econ Circle
Oviedo, FL 32765
United States
www.optigrate.com
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Pritel

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

Richardson Gratings

705 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14605
United States
www.gratinglab.com
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Swamp Optics, LLC

6300 Powers Ferry Road
Suite 600–345
Atlanta, GA 30339–2919
United States
www.swampoptics.com
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Thorlabs

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

E-mail:
pulse compressors

Thorlabs manufactures a suite of options for dispersion management, including a pre-compensation module, dispersion compensating fiber, chirped mirrors, and low GDD optics. For ultrafast applications where dispersion must be well known and managed, Thorlabs’ portfolio includes a robust benchtop white light interferometer for characterizing reflective and transmissive dispersive properties of optics and coatings. The Chromatis™ dispersion measurement system covers 500 – 1650 nm, providing a means for measuring optics used for common femtosecond systems, including Ti:sapphire systems as well as 1 µm and 1550 nm oscillators. The Chromatis compliments our ultrafast family of lasers, amplifiers, and specialized optics including nonlinear crystals, chirped mirrors, low GDD mirrors/beamsplitters, and dispersion compensating fiber.


From America:

few-cycle Inc.

1650 Boul. Lionel-Boulet
J3X 1P7 Varennes, Quebec
Canada
web link www.few-cycle.com
E-mail:
pulse compressors

The new few-cycle flexible hollow core fiber system allows you to choose various fiber lengths and inner diameters to achieve a desired nonlinear effect. Experimentally measured transmission for multi-mJ femtosecond pulses ranges between 50% and >90%, depending on the application.

The most versatile choice for laser pulse post compression: The few-cycle hollow core fiber supports input energies from 50 μJ to 100 mJ, up to 20 times compression and transmission >90% while keeping the footprint and optical path length at a minimum.

O/E Land Inc.

7639 Cordner
Lasalle, Quebec H8N 2X2
Canada

TeraXion

2716 Einstein St.
Quebec, Quebec G1P 4S8
Canada
www.teraxion.com
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Outside America:

APE Angewandte Physik und Elektronik GmbH

Plauener Straße 163–165 / Haus N
13053 Berlin
Germany
web link www.ape-berlin.de

E-mail:
pulse compressors

The APE femtoControl is a compact motorized dispersion compensation unit for compressing femtosecond laser pulses in the spectral range of Ti:sapphire lasers, as well as for 2P and 3P microscopy (options for e.g. 1300 nm, 1700 nm, and up to 2500 nm possible.

femtoControl compensates for material dispersion by applying the inverse amount of dispersion to the pulse. This is generated by a pair of prisms on motorized translation stages allowing continuous adjustment of the pulse length.

For example, femtoControl can help to achieve more crisp and clearer microscope images especially for multi-photon microscopy.


Dyneos AG

Vogelsangstr. 15
8307 Effretikon
Switzerland

The Hollow-Core PCF and Photonic MicroCell Company

GLOphotonics SAS

123 avenue Albert Thomas
87060 Limoges
France
pulse compressors

FastLas is an incredible tool to change your standard ultra-short pulse laser into an exceptional very Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) with a pulse duration at the output of the system less than 50 fs.

  • compatible with current USP lasers
  • nonlinearity, broadening and compression is managed thanks to a gas filled fiber
  • water cooling allows to shorten pulses at high energy
  • responsive and efficient technical support for installation

The FastLas is equipped with a pre-alignment system to facilitate the installation and the injection of the customer’s laser signal into the FastLas.


Ibsen Photonics A/S

Ryttermarken 17
3520 Farum
Denmark
ibsen.com
E-mail:

Mountain Photonics GmbH

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

Enabling new applications with ultrashort laser pulses

n2-Photonics GmbH

Krausestraße 102
22049 Hamburg
Germany
web link www.n2-photonics.de

E-mail:
pulse compressors

We offer different add-on pulse compression modules (MIKSs) to spectrally broaden and temporally shorten the pulses from your picosecond or femtosecond laser. The modules are compatible with nearly all commercial ultrafast lasers. Pulse shortening factors of 5× to 10× are easily reachable in a single stage with over 90% transmission. The core of our technology is nonlinear spectral broadening in multipass cells. For example, MIKS1_S module shortens the input pulses with 200–400 fs pulse duration and 1–200 μJ energy down to <50 fs with extremely high transmission of over 90%. This module can be shipped to you and easily installed remotely.


nortus Optronic GmbH

In den Niederwiesen 4a
76744 Wörth am Rhein
Germany
www.nortus-optronic.com
E-mail:

Optoprim Germany GmbH

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

Proximion AB

Skalholtsgatan 10
16440 Kista
Sweden
www.proximion.com
E-mail:

Sphere Ultrafast Photonics, SL

Calle Raimundo Garcia Dominguez, 2
15930 Boiro (A Coruña)
Spain
www.sphere-photonics.com
E-mail:

YOUR KEY to innovation and success

UltraFast Innovations GmbH

Dieselstr. 5
85748 Garching (München)
Germany
web link www.ultrafast-innovations.com

E-mail:
pulse compressors

SAVANNA-HP, by UltraFast Innovations (UFI®), is a pulse compressor based on a stretched-flexible hollow-core fiber (SF-HCF). It has been developed in collaboration with the Institute for Nanophotonics in Göttingen. It spectrally broadens high-energy femtosecond input pulses by nonlinear interaction with a noble gas of adjustable gas pressure inside a hollow fiber and subsequently compresses the pulse using chirped mirror technology from UltraFast Innovations (UFI).

The state-of-the-art SF-HCF technique allows nearly ideal waveguiding, reducing the losses to a minimum and allowing the application of self-phase modulation over an interaction length of up to 8 m. It can handle extremely intense input pulses with a few tens of mJ pulses and an average power of up to 20 W – with active cooling, even up to several hundred watts. With this, we provide an unmatched compression unit for today's state-of-the-art lasers.


See us at Ultrafast Phenomena 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, July 14–19, ICUIL 2024 in Cozumel Island, Mexico, Sept. 9–13 and FIOLS 2024 in Denver, USA, Sept. 23–26!

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