For scientific purposes, this breadboard-style Nd:Vanadate picosecond modelocked oscillator provides stable ~4ps pulse trains with a repetition rate around 80 MHz (pls. specify). The laser crystal is pumped by an external fiber-coupled laser diode (included, 19" rack controller housing size).
Power levels and longer pulse durations can be offered upon request.
Pulsed, modelocked operation is self-starting and the 4ps operation shows excellent stability with respect to noise, modelocked-Q-switching instabilities and double pulsing. Modelocking is initiated by a Semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SeSAM) optimized for picosecond operation. The user can open the lid and make changes or additions to the laser as he wishes. This provides ultrafast laser research groups with an easy and cost-effective jump start to get going with ultrafast laser pulses at a wavelength 1064nm for leading research applications.
Applications include seeding of Nd:YAG or Nd:YVO4 amplifiers at 1064nm wavelength, nonlinear microscopy, pumping of OPOs, ultrafast spectroscopy, scientific research, etc.