product announcement


New Solstice Ace delivers unprecedented >7 mJ energy, >8 W power with ultrashort <35 fs pulses

Santa Clara, CA – May 12, 2015 – Spectra-Physics® introduces a family of one-box, ultrafast amplifiers with the industry’s highest energy and power. Pumped with the recently introduced Ascend™ high power pump lasers, the new Solstice® Ace™ features high energy of >7 mJ and high power of >8 W with pulse width configurations covering the <35 to <120 fs range and 1 to10 kHz capability. Built and tested for stable, long-term operation, the new Solstice Ace is perfect for multidimensional spectroscopy and other advanced research applications.

“The new Solstice Ace delivers unmatched levels of energy and performance from a one-box amplifier to power novel ultrafast research,” says Herman Chui, senior director of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “With our acquisition of Femtolasers® and this and recent new product announcements, Spectra-Physics further extends its number one position in ultrafast.”

The new Solstice Ace one-box regenerative amplifiers are pumped with the new >60 W Ascend high power green DPSS pump lasers. The new amplifiers output >7 mJ pulse energy at 1 kHz, >8 W output power at 5 kHz and >7 W at 10 kHz repetition rate with pulse width configurations from <35 to <120 fs. Subjected to rigorous quality standards and reliability tests, Solstice Ace demonstrates long-term stable performance with low noise and day-to-day reproducibility. Long-term stability is guaranteed over a 10°C temperature range to ensure reliable data collection. Spectra-Physics’ patented Ace cavity provides superior beam quality and stability for driving optical parameter amplifier (OPA) systems with M2 <1.25.

Spectra-Physics’ new Solstice Ace will be featured at CLEO 2015, San Jose, California, May 12-14, 2015, booth #1614. For more information, please visit us at the conference or at

About Spectra-Physics

Founded over 50 years ago as the first commercial laser company, Spectra-Physics delivers breakthrough technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live. From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, the company has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day. Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping its customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward. The company does so by offering groundbreaking technologies, deep applications expertise, disruptive cost-performance, a commitment to world-class customer experience, and the highest standards for operational excellence and continuous global improvement. Spectra-Physics is a Newport company and has offices in countries around the world, serving customers across a broad range of industry segments.

Company Contacts

Herman Chui
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Tel: +1 408-980-6996