High-Energy, Industrial One-Box Ultrafast Amplifiers
|Pulse Width2,3||<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.
To verify and analyze the output power of your Solstice Ace laser, we recommend the Ophir 30A-BB-18 (7Z02692) or 50(150)A-BB-26 (7Z02696) thermal power sensor and Centauri laser power meter. Additional information on this laser measurement equipment can be found on the ophiropt.com website. Other Ophir sensors and meters may also be suitable for the Solstice Ace, depending on application. Ophir also works with laser system developers to achieve embedded beam diagnostics to monitor system performance as an OEM solution.