Femtometer™ is a Michelson interferometer-based autocorrelator, combined with high quality computerized data acquisition, processing and evaluation software, developed for ultrashort pulse characterization. It consists of a compact interferometer head, a spectrometer and a controller interface. Femtometer is the only computerized pulse characterization tool that provides access to the time scale of the light oscillation period allowing the measurements of few-cycle pulses.
|Interferometer Head||kHz Detector||MHz Detector||MHz Detector / Microscopy3|
|Delay Range||70 µm (150 µm optional)|
|Spectral Range2||650-950 nm|
|Accepted Repetition Rate||≥1 kHz (<1 kHz optional)||≥1 MHz||≥1 MHz|
|Input Level @ 800 nm||>5 mW|
|Spectral Range2||550-1050 nm|
|Input Options||Free space or via fiber|
|Pulse Duration Evaluation||5-150 fs (5-350 fs optional)|
|Hardware Requirements (computer not included)||Computer with DVD ROM drive; 2x USB port (minimum 2.0); 1 GB RAM
1.5 GB hard disk space; minimum resolution 1024 x 768 px
|Software Requirements||Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista® or XP|
Combining data in the time and frequency domain allows efficient characterization, evaluation and documentation of the laser pulses. With the new compact design, Femtometer requires minimal space since it can be positioned either horizontally or vertically.
The Femtometer dispersion compensated design offers high fidelity pulse measurement down to 5 fs. It offers unique flexibility due to the removable detection modules, allowing the characterization of ultrafast oscillators using the MHz detector and of amplified pulses using the kHz detector. Operation as a plain Michelson interferometer is also possible. A special MHz detector is available for measurements in the focus of microscopes. Combined with a laptop computer (not included) for data acquisition, Femtometer yields a portable characterization tool offering several data export options.
Digital Storing Oscilloscope
The oscilloscope software module, designed to display the autocorrelation trace, offers a large display and all necessary settings for efficient, easy handling.
The spectrometer software module shows the laser spectrum, including center wavelength and FWHM bandwidth.
Standard features are calculations of center wavelength, spectral width and pulse duration. The system is self-calibrating, based on the speed of light.