TiF-50. Ti:Sapphire Femtosecond Solid-State Oscillator

Multipurpose titanium-sapphire ultrafast laser system. Combines short pulse duration and rather broad tuning range.
Standard models and available pump laser power
TiF-50ST (standard wavelength range) TiF-50LW (extended IR range)
Pump laser power Wavelength tuning Output power Wavelength tuning Output power
3 W 740-860 nm >300 mW аt 800 nm n/a n/a
4 W 740-870 nm >450 mW аt 800 nm n/a n/a
5 W 735-875 nm >600 mW аt 800 nm 830-950 nm >150 mW at 950 nm
6 W 725-880 nm >800 mW аt 800 nm 830-960 nm >150 mW at 960 nm
8 W 730-885 nm >1 W аt 800 nm 830-970 nm >150 mW at 970 nm
It is possible to combine both ranges in a single laser system, please enquire for details.
General optical specifications
Output pulse duration1) <50 fs
Spectrum width1) (FWHM) >17 nm
Pulse repetition rate (fixed) 80±10 MHz
Pump laser integrated or stand-alone DPSS 532 nm low-noise laser (up to 8 W)
Beam mode TEMoo (M^2 <1.2)
Beam diameter (at 1/e^2) <2 mm
Output polarization linear, horizontal, PER >20 dB
Beam divergence <1 mrad
Long-term stability2) <0.1% rms
Noise3) <0.2% rms
Physical dimensions (L × W × H)
Laser head dimensions 516 × 350 × 118 mm (including integrated pump laser)
Pump laser control unit dimensions 353 × 360 × 119 mm
Closed-loop chiller dimensions 430 × 340 × 190 mm
Environmental and utility specifications
Operating temperature 15-30 °C
Relative humidity <60%, non-condensing
Voltage single-phase; 100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption <2 kW
Available configuration packages4)
Thermally stabilized monolithic body included in any package
Pulse train SMA output with mode-lock LED included in any package
Auto” factory package - built-in spectrometer
- single-touch wavelength tuning w. presets
- built-in power meter
- active output power stability locking
- Windows software with configurable widgets
- automatic mode-lock start and monitoring
PC requirements: USB 2.0 port, Windows 10
"Basic" factory package (default) - push-button starter
- USB 2.0 wavelength tuning via step-motor slit (via step number information and calibration)
PC requirements: USB 2.0 port, Windows 10
Manual” factory package - push-button starter
- manual wavelength tuning slit
1) - when tuned to 800 nm central wavelength;
2) - after 30 min warm-up with cold start, during 12-hour continuous operation under equal room temperature conditions using recommended stabilized closed-loop chiller with proper capacity and recommended low-noise on-board integrated highly stable pump laser
with active power locking;
3) - measured from 10 Hz to 10 MHz;
4) - please select one of the packages for your system; certain features may be tailored or combined differently according to specific customer requirements.

The TiF-50 laser system offers a balanced approach: less than 50-fs pulse duration over a broad tuning range. The unit is a flexible tool suitable for numerous applications and can really be a workhorse for many different projects going on simultaneously.

The system can be supplied in two basic configurations: the TiF-50, being a stand-alone version for pumping with an external pump laser; or the TiF-50F system which may be integrated with an industry-standard pump laser on site or at our factory. However, the dimensions of the Ti:S laser head are the same for either version, the stand-alone version may later be fitted with an integrated pump laser at minimum additional cost. The acceptable pump laser power for the TiF-50/TiF-50F is up to 8 W. See tuning curves for output power vs. wavelength dependence.

The system also can be equipped with an optional birefringent filter and optional etalons providing narrowband tunable CW regime over the whole tuning range.

An external prism pair or a tunable pulse compressor (model APC) for dispersion pre-compensation is also available.

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