primoScan OPO

Efficient High Energy Nanosecond OPOs

  • Fully integrated midband and broadband OPO
  • Highest UV efficiency in the market
  • Single output port available for entire tuning range
  • Widest tuning range 190–2750 nm

The Spectra-Physics® primoScan OPO series is the pinnacle of compact OPO design with integrated UV access from 190 nm to 2750 nm. This best-in-class fully automated OPO delivers the highest efficiencies and beam quality throughout the entire tuning range with repetition rates from 10 Hz to 50 Hz. The primoScan OPO comes standard with either high energy broadband (BB) or a midband ultra-low divergence (MB-ULD) option that delivers a low divergence round beam from the OPO. The primoScan OPO may be pumped by Spectra-Physics Quanta Ray® INDI, Lab and Pro Nd:YAG lasers with energies as high as 750 mJ, to deliver the highest output energy level available from a commercial OPO.

The primoScan OPO series offer the lowest pump thresholds on the market, making the most efficient and robust OPO platform available. Lower pump fluences result in longer lifetimes of the internal components, especially the BBO crystal. Moreover, the BBO crystals are coated with an advanced “p-coating” – a layer that protects the crystal surface from degradation due to environmental effects. The simple cavity design requires virtually no maintenance. The primoScan includes fast wavelength switching, allowing access to 10 pre-selectable wavelengths each second and the ability to easily access all tunable beams from one single port.

Applications

Materials analysis
Spectroscopy of spectrally broad features
Laser-induced fluorescence
Remote sensing
LIDAR
Multiphoton interactions
Combustion studies
Medical and biological processes
Photoacoustic imaging
  
 BB/120BB/300BB/550BB/750  
Maximum 355 nm Pump Energy 120 mJ 300 mJ 550 mJ 750 mJ  
Maximum Output Energy 45.5 mJ 114 mJ 210 mJ 285 mJ  
Repetition Rate 0–20 Hz 0–100 Hz 0–50 Hz 0–30 Hz  
Beam Diameter at Exit Aperture <6 mm <9 mm <11 mm <14 mm  
Tuning Range, Signal Wave 405–690 nm  
Tuning Range, Idler Wave 730–2700 nm  
Linewidth 10–500 cm-1  
OPO Pulse Width 0–3 ns < pump  
Beam Divergence (FWHM)1 <10 mrad  
Beam Roundness (Near Field) >85%  
Polarization horizontal >99%  
Beam Pointing2 <500 µrad, <10% of beam diameter  
Wavelength Shift Time 3 <100 ms  
Size (L x W x H)
470 x 420 x 317 mm  
Weight4 24–26 kg  

1. At 440 nm.
2. Signal wavelength, beam angular stability according to ISO 11670:2003.
3. With 10 Hz every shot a different wavelength (synchronized with the pump laser.
4. Depending on configuration.

   
 ULD/120ULD/240ULD/400  
Maximum 355 nm Pump Energy 120 mJ 240 mJ 400 mJ  
Maximum Output Energy 33 mJ 67 mJ 112 mJ  
Maximum Output Energy UV (345 nm) 9.5 mJ 19 mJ 32 mJ  
Maximum Output Energy UV (260 nm) 4.8 mJ 9.6 mJ 16 mJ  
Maximum Output Energy UV (200 nm) 1.2 mJ 2.4 mJ 4 mJ  
Repetition Rate 0–20 Hz 0–100 Hz 0–50 Hz  
Beam Diameter at Exit Aperture <6 mm <8 mm <10 mm  
Tuning Range (Signal + Idler) 405–2750 nm  
Tuning Range UV1 190–405 nm  
Linewidth2 3.5–6 cm-1  
OPO Pulse Width 0–3 ns < pump  
Beam Divergence (FWHM)
<2 mrad  
Beam Roundness (Near Field) >85%  
Beam Pointing, Fixed Wavelength3 <100 µrad  
Beam Pointing, When Changing Wavelengths3 <300 µrad  
Wavelength Shift Time 4 <100 ms  
Size (L x W x H) 470 x 420 x 317 mm  
Weight5 24–29 kg  

1. Depending on UV optics.
2. Except for deep UV <300 nm: <8 cm-1.
3. Signal output, beam angular stability according to ISO 11670:2003.
4. With 10 Hz every shot a different wavelength (synchronized with the pump laser).
5. Depending on configuration.

primoScan Dimensions

 

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