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Light Conversion

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Light Conversion, UAB
Keramiku 2B
10233 Vilnius
Lithuania

Tel.:+370 52 49 18 30
Tel.:+1 866 658 5404 (USA and Canada)
Tel.:+82 42 368 1010 (Korea)
Tel.:+81 48 871 0067 (Japan)
Tel.:+86 158 7551 0400 (China)
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Company Description

Light Conversion is a leading manufacturer of wavelength tunable femtosecond laser sources based on TOPAS and ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) as well as diode pumped solid state femtosecond lasers PHAROS and CARBIDE.

PHAROS, the most versatile femtosecond laser amplifier on the market, and the ultra-compact and cost-efficient CARBIDE feature market-leading output parameters along with robust design attracting industrial and scientific customers. PHAROS reliability has been proven by multiple systems working for years in production lines at 24/7 regime. Main applications include drilling and cutting of different metals, ceramics, sapphire, glass, material ablation for mass-spectrometry, etc. Among the customers are major manufactures in display, automotive, LED, medical device industries and others.

Our laser amplifiers are complimented by a strong portfolio of ultrafast products: harmonics modules (provide femtosecond pulses at 515, 343, 257 and 206 nm), OPAs (producing continuous tuning output from ≈190 nm up to ≈20 μm), HARPIA spectrometer, TiPA and GECO autocorrelators.

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Products

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autocorrelators Eautocorrelators from Light Conversion

Light Conversion has the GECO scanning autocorrelator:

- measures pulse duration in 10 fs – 20 ps range

- single set of optics for 500 – 2000 nm range

- high‑resolution voice coil driven delay line

- non‑collinear intensity and collinear interferometric autocorrelation traces

- onboard pulse‑analysis software for pulse duration measurements

- integrated controller and computer

- non‑dispersive polarization control

- FROG ready

femtosecond lasers Efemtosecond lasers from Light Conversion

The femtosecond PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers combine millijoule pulse energies and high average powers for your scientific and industrial applications. The compact and robust optomechanical design leads to stable laser operation in varying environments. The use of solid-state laser diodes for pumping of Yb medium significantly reduces maintenance cost and provides long laser lifetime.

Features of PHAROS lasers:

- 190 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration

- 2 mJ maximum pulse energy

- 20 W output power

- 1 kHz – 1 MHz tunable base repetition rate

- pulse picker for pulse on demand operation

- rugged, industrial grade mechanical design

- automated harmonics generators (515 nm, 343 nm, 257 nm, 206 nm)

- optional CEP stabilization

- possibility to lock oscillator to external clock

See also our white paper on femtosecond lasers!

See also our video on The CARBIDE femtosecond laser!

high harmonic generation equipment Ehigh harmonic generation equipment from Light Conversion

Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) is the only currently available laser technology simultaneously providing high peak and average power, as well as few-cycle pulse duration required by high harmonic generation and other strong-field physics. Light Conversion’s answer to these demands is a portfolio of cutting-edge OPCPA products based on years of experience in developing and manufacturing optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and femtosecond lasers.

Features:

- customizable light sources for applications requiring the shortest pulses and extreme peak and average powers

- wavelengths from 800 nm to 3 μm (mid-IR extensions available)

- peak powers up to >5 TW

- pulse duration down to 6.5 fs

- repetition rates: 100 Hz to 200 kHz

- CEP stability <250 mrad even in multi-TW peak power systems

industrial lasers Eindustrial lasers from Light Conversion

The industrial-grade femtosecond PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers have an option for tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability – called BiBurst. In single pulse mode, one pulse is emitted at a time at some fixed frequency. In burst mode, the output consists of several picosecond burst packets, each separated by an equal time period between each packet. Each packet can contain a number of sub-pulses, which are also separated by an equal time period between each pulse.

High pulse energy femtosecond laser with flexible BiBurst functionality brings new production capabilities to high-tech manufacturing industries such as consumer electronics, integrated photonic chip manufacturing, stent cutting, surface functionalization, future displays manufacturing, and quantum computing.

BiBurst material fabrication areas cover:

- brittle material drilling and cutting

- deep engraving

- selective ablation

- transparent materials volume modification

- hidden marking

- surface functional structuring

See our catalog on industrial lasers and their applications!

Kerr lens mode-locked lasers EKerr lens mode-locked lasers from Light Conversion

The FLINT oscillator is based on an Yb-doped crystal pumped with a high brightness laser diode module. Generation of femtosecond pulses is achieved by Kerr lens mode-locking. Once started, mode-locking remains stable over a long period of time and is immune to minor mechanical impacts. A piezo-actuator can be included in customized oscillators in order to control the cavity length. The FLINT oscillator can be equipped with a carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilization system.

FEATURES:

- sub-40 fs without any additional pulse compressor

- 250 nJ pulse energy

- 20 W output power

- 76 MHz is standard

- no amplified spontaneous emission

- rugged, industrial-grade mechanical design

- automated harmonic generator (517 nm)

- optional CEP stabilization

- possibility to lock to external clock

mid-infrared laser sources Emid-infrared laser sources from Light Conversion

ORPHEUS-MIR is a versatile system optimized for the efficient generation of broadband mid-IR pulses. In general, it is a two-channel optical parametric amplifier (OPA), followed by a difference frequency generation (DFG) stage. The system provides broadband pulses in the tuning range of 2.5 – 11 μm and up to 15 μm with optional narrowband extension. Signal and idler outputs are available simultaneously, but they are a signal-idler pair; thus, their wavelengths are linked. The system architecture is well-suited for high energy and high power PHAROS and CARBIDE lasers.

Features:

- broad bandwidth up to 500 cm-1

- broad tuning range 2500 nm – 11000 nm

- short pulse duration <100 fs

- up to 40 W pump power, up to 2 mJ pump energy

- auxiliary broadband output at  2000 nm

- optional narrowband extension up to 15000 nm

- optional CEP stability

optical parametric amplifiers Eoptical parametric amplifiers from Light Conversion

Optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) made by Light Conversion set the industry standard for more than 25 years. The TOPAS series devices pumped with Ti:sapphire lasers and ORPHEUS series pumped by ytterbium-based solid-state or fiber lasers are capable of producing 190 nm to 20 μm!

ORPHEUS maintains the best properties of TOPAS series OPAs:

- high output stability in the entire tuning range

- high output beam quality and full computer control

- optional frequency mixers to extend the tuning range from UV up to mid IR ranges

Light Conversion’s OPAs are reliable and simple to use, while still flexible for custom and most demanding applications. Input and output parameters can be chosen in the widest range possible in the market. Using such OPAs, Light Conversion delivers complete spectroscopic laser systems. Femtosecond pulses and high power tunable output together with flexible multi kilohertz repetition rate make the tandem of ORPHEUS and PHAROS or CARBIDE lasers an invaluable tool for multiphoton microscopy, micro structuring, and spectroscopy applications.

optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifiers Eoptical parametric chirped-pulse amplifiers from Light Conversion

Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) is the only currently available laser technology simultaneously providing high peak and average power, as well as few-cycle pulse duration required by the most demanding scientific applications. Light Conversion’s answer to these demands is a portfolio of cutting-edge OPCPA products that are based on years of experience in developing and manufacturing optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and femtosecond lasers.

Features:

- customizable light sources for applications requiring the shortest pulses and extreme peak and average powers

- wavelengths from 800 nm to 3 μm (mid-IR extensions available)

- peak powers up to >5 TW

- pulse duration down to 6.5 fs

- repetition rates: 100 Hz to 200 kHz

scientific lasers Escientific lasers from Light Conversion

The PHAROS is a femtosecond laser system combining millijoule pulse energy and high average power for your scientific applications. The compact and robust optomechanical design features of PHAROS lead to stable laser operation in varying environments. The use of solid state laser diodes for pumping of Yb medium significantly reduces maintenance cost and provides long laser lifetime.

Features:

- 190 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration

- 2 mJ maximum pulse energy

- 20 W output power

- 1 kHz – 1 MHz tunable base repetition rate

- pulse picker for pulse on demand operation

- rugged, industrial grade mechanical design

- automated harmonics generators (515 nm, 343 nm, 257 nm, 206 nm)

- optional CEP stabilization Possibility to lock oscillator to external clock

See our white paper on Ultrafast Lasers & Systems for Science!

spectrometers Espectrometers from Light Conversion

The HARPIA comprehensive spectroscopy system performs a variety of sophisticated time-resolved spectroscopy measurements in a compact footprint. It also offers an intuitive user experience and easy day-to-day maintenance meeting the needs of today's scientific applications. Despite its small size, the HARPIA system is easily customizable and can be tailored to specific measurement needs. The system is configured around the HARPIA-TA transient absorption spectrometer and can be expanded using time-correlated single-photon counting and fluorescence upconversion (HARPIA-TF), third beam delivery (HARPIA-TB), and microscopy modules. Switching between different measurement modes is mostly automated and requires very little user interaction. Adhering to the standards set by the ORPHEUS product line, each module is contained in a single monolithic aluminum body ensuring excellent optical stability and minimal optical path lengths.

For a robust and versatile single-supplier solution the HARPIA spectroscopy system can be combined with a PHAROS or a CARBIDE laser together with ORPHEUS series OPAs. HARPIA also supports Ti:sapphire lasers with TOPAS series OPAs.

Measurement modes:

- femtosecond transient absorption and reflection

- femtosecond transient absorption and reflection microscopy

- femtosecond multi-pulse transient absorption and reflection

- femtosecond fluorescence upconversion

- picosecond-to-microsecond fluorescence using TCSPC

- intensity-dependent transient absorption and reflection, time-resolved fluorescence

- time-resolved femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering (FSRS)

- flash photolysis

time-resolved spectroscopy equipment Etime-resolved spectroscopy equipment from Light Conversion

The HARPIA‑TA ultrafast transient absorption spectrometer features market-leading characteristics such as 0.05 mOD (10-4 ΔT/T) sensitivity and the ability to work at high repetition rates up to 1 MHz when used with a PHAROS or a CARBIDE laser and an ORPHEUS OPA. A high repetition rate allows measuring transient absorption dynamics while exciting the samples with low pulse energies down to several nanojoules.

Several probe configurations and detection options are available: from simple and cost-effective photodiodes for single-wavelength detection, to white-light supercontinuum probing, combined with spectrally-resolved broadband detection. HARPIA‑TA features integrated data acquisition and measurement control electronics providing advanced features such as

- single (sample-only) or multiple (sample and reference) integrated spectral detectors

- simple integration of an external spectrograph

- automated pump and probe beam position tracking and alignment

- straightforward switching between transient absorption and transient reflection measurements

For more information refer to our HARPIA selection guide.

ultrafast lasers Eultrafast lasers from Light Conversion

The CARBIDE femtosecond lasers feature an output power of >80 W at 1030 nm wavelength. The laser emits pure pulses with ASE background of <10⁻⁹ and maintains excellent beam quality, industrial-grade reliability, and beam stability regardless of environmental conditions. Continuously tunable repetition rate in a range of 60 kHz to 2 MHz is combined with an in-built pulse picker for output pulse timing and full-scale energy control with <10 microsecond response time, enabling arbitrary shaping of the emission. The pulse duration can be tuned in a range of 290 fs – 10 ps. Excellent power stability of <0.5% RMS is standard. The laser output can be split into a burst of several pulses of pico- and nano- separation while having the ability to modify the burst envelope. The parameters are entirely software adjustable.

The CARBIDE laser can be equipped with automated harmonics generators for output selection from fundamental

See also our white paper on Ultrafast Lasers for Industrial and Scientific Applications!

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