The Spectra-Physics® Scan series OPO family is German engineered by our partner firm GWU to offer superior performance in a compact, rugged package. With three series to choose from—the entry-level basiScan, versatile versaScan and premier premiScan—the Scan series will meet a wide range of budgets and requirements.
The Scan series OPOs offer the lowest pump thresholds on the market making them the most efficient and robust OPOs available. Lower pump fluences result in longer lifetimes for the internal components, especially the BBO crystal. And, the BBO crystals are coated with a special “p-coating”— a layer that protects the crystal surface from degradation due to environmental effects. No sealed housing unit is required, greatly reducing cost and extra optics in the OPO beam path. The simple cavity design requires very little maintenance. Because the Scan series is so simple to operate, training at installation is typically sufficient for customers with no laser experience to operate and maintain the Scan series OPOs.
The uvScan doubler option frequency doubles the light from any Scan series midband OPO (MB or ULD). It consists of a separate compact housing containing the automated doubler crystals and a Pellin-Broca prism separation system. The system is designed such that only one wavelength at a time exits the housing. The ScanMaster 3.2 software readily integrates the uvScan to the OPO for seamless operation.