The Spectra-Physics® Solstice® Ace was the first femtosecond ultrafast amplifier designed, built and tested to meet rigorous industrial standards. Solstice Ace incorporates modular components, adjustment-free mounting hardware, and field proven pump and seed lasers. The result is an industry-leading, hands-free ultrafast light source for a wide range of ultrafast applications.
Solstice Ace is capable of reliable operation over a ±5°C temperature range. Unlike traditional lasers that utilize standard optomechanics, Solstice Ace employs adjustment-free EternAlign™ optical mounts to maximize long-term stability and performance. The regenerative amplifier and the stretcher/compressor are housed in 2 independently temperature stabilized enclosures to ensure optimal reliability. With the Solstice Ace revolutionary design, both short term and long term stability are maximized.
Using Spectra-Physics’ patented Ace regenerative amplifier cavity, the Solstice Ace delivers >7 W at 1 kHz, >8 W at 5 kHz and >7 W at 10 kHz with pulse width configurations ranging from <35 fs to <120 fs. For every configuration of Solstice Ace, the beam quaity is exceptional (M2 <1.25) making it perfect for OPA pumping and a wide range of nonlinear spectroscopy applications.
The Solstice Ace amplifier can be configured for use with all versions of the fully automated Spectra-Physics Mai Tai® femtosecond oscillator providing additional flexibility and utility to your laboratory. With its ±10°C operating environment and industrial design, Mai Tai is the industry leader in stability and reliability.
Solstice Ace is pumped by the Ascend™ diode-pumped green laser. The Ascend design supports the system’s industry-leading energy stability (<0.5% rms for 24 hours), beam pointing stability (<0.5% rms for 24 hours), beam pointing stability (<5 µrad rms) and outstanding beam quality. The Solstice Ace, together with the Mai Tai and Ascend provides the most complete, most stable, hightest performaing one box amplifier package available.