The Spectra-Physics® Mai Tai® SP ultrafast laser is the ultimate short-pulse oscillator with an unprecedented level of automation and long-term environmental stability. Designed for seeding ultrafast amplifiers, the Mai Tai SP laser is capable of producing a broad range of output bandwidths: 60 nm to 10 nm, corresponding to near transform-limited pulse widths from <25 fs to 100 fs. The bandwidth is user-adjustable via the Mai Tai SP graphical user interface (GUI). This unique feature allows for seeding sub-35 fs, 120 fs, and 2 ps amplifier systems using the same seed laser without manual realignment. Also adjustable via the GUI is the center wavelength from 780 to 820 nm.
The Mai Tai SP has exceptional long-term environmental stability. It is built on the proven Mai Tai laser platform with the largest installed base of ultrafast lasers in the industry. These lasers utilize StabiLok® active beam alignment technology, EternAlign™ permanent optics mounting technology, a temperature-stabilized housing and active purge technology to ensure long-term stability under widely varying environmental conditions. The Mai Tai SP uses ProLite diodes, field proven leaders in diode reliability and lifetime – producing uninterrupted output for >40,000 hours.