LOW COST, ENTRY LEVEL NANOSECOND OPOS
- 355 nm pump models
- Wide wavelength coverage from 410 nm to 2.5 µm
- Linewidths of 10–500 cm-1
Scan Series Nanosecond OPO Family
The Spectra-Physics® Scan series OPO family is German engineered by our partner firm GWU to offer superior performance in a compact, rugged package. With three series to choose from—the entry-level basiScan, versatile versaScan and premier premiScan—the Scan series will meet a wide range of budgets and requirements.
The Scan series OPOs offer the lowest pump thresholds on the market making them the most efficient and robust OPOs available. Lower pump fluences result in longer lifetimes for the internal components, especially the BBO crystal. And, the BBO crystals are coated with a special “p-coating”— a layer that protects the crystal surface from degradation due to environmental effects. No sealed housing unit is required, greatly reducing cost and extra optics in the OPO beam path. The simple cavity design requires very little maintenance. Because the Scan series is so simple to operate, training at installation is typically sufficient for customers with no laser experience to operate and maintain the Scan series OPOs.
basiScan OPO Series – Low cost, entry level nanosecond OPOs
The basiScan, motorized basiScan-M and high energy basiScan HE series are low cost, easy-to-use, entry level, broadband OPOs. They are suitable for most biology and chemistry applications where larger linewidths are acceptable. Options include motorized control, external separation optics to separate the signal and idler, and an external wavemeter. Pump energies as high as 280 mJ can be used allowing the OPO to be pumped by the Quanta-Ray® INDI, Lab and Pro Nd:YAG lasers.
|Spectroscopy of spectrally broad features|
|Medical and biological processes|
|basiScan / basiScan-M||120||280||HE 120||HE 280|
|Maximum Pump Energy||120 mJ||280 mJ||120 mJ||280 mJ|
|Pulse Energy Max (S)||26 mJ||60 mJ||42 mJ||95 mJ|
|Pulse Energy Max (S+I)||45 mJ||105 mJ||59 mJ||138 mJ|
|Linewidth2||10–450 cm-1||10–500 cm-1|
|OPO Pulse Width||0–3 ns < pump|
|Repetition Rate||0–30 Hz||0–10 Hz1||0–30 Hz||0–20 Hz|
|Tuning Range||410–2500 nm|
|Beam Divergence||3–8 mrad||4–10 mrad|
|Beam Diameter||<5.5 mm||<8 mm||<5.5 mm||<8 mm|
1. Up to 30 Hz allowed if pump powers do not exceed 3.5 W.
2. Linewidth depends on wavelength.
Entry level narrow linewidth nanosecond dye lasers
Amplified narrow linewidth nanosecond dye lasers
Higher energy amplified narrow linewidth nanosecond dye lasers
Pulsed Nd:YAG with up to 2.5 J of energy per pulse
Pulsed Nd:YAG with up to 1 J of energy per pulse
Pulsed Nd:YAG with up to 450 mJ of energy per pulse
Frequency doubler for 355 nm and 532 nm pumped OPOs
Low power thermal sensors – 20 mW to 50 W