High-Energy, Ultrafast Amplifiers with Industry-Leading Power and Stability
|SPFIRE ACE||SPFIRE ACE-PA-40||SPFIRE ACE-PA-100|
|Pulse Width2,3||<35 fs–<120 fs; <1 ps4||<40 fs||<120 fs|
|Repetition Rate5||1 kHz||5 kHz||10 kHz||1 kHz||5 kHz||10 kHz||1 kHz||5 kHz||10 kHz|
|Ascend 60||>7.0 W||>8.0 W||>7.0 W||>13.0 W||>16.0 W||>14.0 W||>14.0 W||>16.0 W||>14.0 W|
|Ascend 40||>5.0 W||>6.0 W||>5.0 W|
|Ascend 60||>7.0 mJ||>1.6 mJ||>0.7 mJ||>13.0 mJ||>3.2 mJ||>1.4 mJ||>14.0 mJ||>3.2 mJ||>1.4 mJ|
|Ascend 40||>5.0 mJ||>1.2 mJ||>0.5 mJ|
|Pre-Pulse Contrast Ratio6||>1000:1|
|Post-Pulse Contrast Ratio7||>100:1|
|Energy Stability||<0.5% rms over 24 hours||<0.75% rms over 24 hours|
|Beam Pointing Stability||<5 µrad rms8||<7 µrad rms8|
|Wavelength9||795–805 nm||780-820 nm||780–820 nm|
|Spatial Mode||TEM00 (M2 <1.3 on both axes)||TEM00 (M2 <1.45 on both axes)|
|Beam Diameter (1/e2)||10 mm (nominal)||12 mm (nominal)|
The Spitfire® Ace™ is our flagship amplifier system. It is the most technically advanced Ti:Sapphire regenerative amplifier commercially available. Equipped with our proprietary Ace cavity design, the Spitfire Ace provides guaranteed long term performance, low noise and reliable day-to-day operation resulting in consistent OPA performance and nonlinear wavelength conversion for use in the most demanding ultrafast applications.
The Spitfire Ace amplifier builds upon our highly successful Spitfire platform. Every component has been carefully evaluated and selected to maximize stability. The Spitfire Ace regenerative amplifier produces an industry leading average power of more than 7 W at 1 kHz and 10 kHz, and 8 W at 5 kHz with excellent beam quality.
The Spitfire Ace provides the most stable output available from a Ti:Sapphire regenerative amplifier making the Spitfire Ace ideal for pumping multiple OPA systems and driving a wide range of nonlinear spectroscopies. The Spitfire Ace can also drive the Kaliedescope™ which delivers pulses as short as <7 fs. Achieve new levels of performance with the Spitfire Ace.
To verify and analyze the output power of your Spitfire 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 Spitfire Ace, depending on application. Ophir also works with laser system developers to achieve embedded beam diagnostics to monitor system performance as an OEM solution.