Make and Model of the Equipment
Spirit 1030-70 pump laser and Non-collinear optical parametric amplifier by Spectra-Physics
The system includes non-linear optical amplifier (NOPA) pumped by a Spirit 1030-70 laser system. Spirit 1030-70 is a hybrid fiber-bulk amplification system Spirit-NOPA-VISIR is a two stage broadband hybrid optical parametric amplifier of white light continuum.
Spirit 1030-70 operates at 1030 nm wavelength and produced pulses shorter than 400 fs at 2 MHz repetition rate. The average power is 70 W. Pumped with Spirit 1030-70, NOPA-VISIR produces signal within 650-900 nm and idler within 1200-2500 nm spectral range, respectively. The uncompressed pulse is ~ 350 fs and the idler pulse can be compressed to less than a 100 fs. The average power at 1300 nm wavelength of operation is 3 W.
Type of research that was enhanced by its use
This laser system with its high average power and repetition rate allows for fast 3P microscopy imaging deep into scattering tissues.