High-Energy, Industrial One-Box Ultrafast Amplifiers
||<35 fs–<120 fs|
|Repetition Rate4||1 kHz||5 kHz||10 kHz|
|Ascend 60||>7.0 W||>8.0 W||>7.0 W|
|Ascend 40||>5.0 W||>6.0 W||>5.0 W|
|Ascend 60||>7.0 mJ||>1.6 mJ||>0.7 mJ|
|Ascend 40||>5.0 mJ||>1.2 mJ||>0.5 mJ|
|Pre-Pulse Contrast Ratio5||1000:1|
|Post-Pulse Contrast Ratio6||100:1|
|Operating Temperature Range||±5°C|
|Energy Stability||<0.5% rms over 24 hours|
|Beam Pointing Stability||<5 µrad (rms)7|
|Spatial Mode||TEM00 (M2 <1.25, both axes)|
|Beam Diameter (1/e²)||10-11 mm (nominal)|
The 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 10°C temperature range. Unlike traditional lasers that utilize standard optomechanics, Solstice Ace employs adjustmentfree 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 stability. The Solstice Ace is designed to operate in a wide range of environments to provide industrial level stability.
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 quality is exceptional (M2 <1.25) making it perfect for OPA pumping and a wide range of nonlinear spectroscopy applications.