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Mai Tai


  • High output power maximizes penetration depth in multiphoton imaging
  • Short output pulse width to provide high peak power
  • Wide tuning range for efficient excitation of all commonly used fluorophores

The Spectra-Physics Mai Tai® Ti:Sapphire oscillator is used for a variety of applications ranging from general spectroscopy to multiphoton microscopy. With its leading performance specifications and largest installed base of any laser of its type, the Mai Tai is truly a cutting-edge tool for basic research and biological imaging.

The Mai Tai series includes four models of increasing power and tuning range to allow customers to choose the system to best match their application. Ideal for multiphoton microscopy, the Mai Tai HP provides more than 300 nm (690–1040 nm) in useable tuning range with over 2.5 W of average power and a pulse width of less than 100 fs. For customers interested in systems with a shorter pulse width, the Mai Tai BB and Mai Tai XF provide more than 240 nm in useable tuning range with a pulse width of less than 80 fs. Finally, the Mai Tai XF-1 provides more than 200 nm in useable tuning range with an even shorter pulse width of less than 70 fs. For access to longer wavelengths beyond 1040 nm, Spectra-Physics offers InSight™ DS+™ with the widest tuning range (680-1300 nm) for deepest in vivo imaging.

The Mai Tai series reliability is maintained using proven, ultra-stable regenerative mode-locking. Using this method, the Mai Tai oscillator is capable of hands free, drop-out free wavelength tuning enabling speedy collection of excitation profiles all at the click of a mouse. StabiLok® real-time monitoring technology also enhances system reliability by providing excellent beam pointing stability and minimal average power fluctuations, as well as eliminating wavelength drift. These two features combine to make the Mai Tai oscillator the most reliable and most versatile hands free laser source available.