M-PICO-LAB Nd:VAN Picosecond Modelocked Oscillator [PR132]

For scientific uses, this breadboard-style ~4-ps ... 100-ps Nd:YVO4 laser oscillator could become your lab engine – it is a lab-type, open-housing picosecond laser oscillator with a cover which can be opened in the laboratory (clean environment recommended). It is based on a diode-pumped Nd:Vanadate solid-state laser, which is pumped by an external fiber-coupled laser diode.

Average output power 0.1 … 1 W
Pulse energy, max. nJ ... uJ
Pulse duration (FWHM) 4 ps ... 100 ps
Wavelength (center) 1064 nm

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For scientific purposes, this breadboard-style Nd:Vanadate picosecond modelocked oscillator provides stable ~4ps pulse trains (up to 100ps specifiable) 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-100ps 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.


Average output power, min. >100 mW ... >1W (pls. specify)
Pulse duration (FWHM, sech²) 4 ps (+/-2ps) (or specify longer)
Wavelength (center) 1064 nm (Nd:YVO4)
Pulse repetition rate 75 MHz (+/-5 MHz)
Beam quality M² (typical) <1.1
Size of laser head (l x w x h) ~566 x 150 x 105 mm3