Tsunami

FLEXIBLE, HIGH PERFORMANCE
ULTRAFAST TI:SAPPHIRE OSCILLATORS

  • High-performance optics (XP and HP models) offer the broadest tuning range of 700 nm to >1080 nm
  • High peak power of >500 kW efficiently drives non-linear optical processes

The Tsunami® ultrafast Ti:Sapphire oscillator series combines operational simplicity with flexibility, plus unmatched tuning capability and pulse duration range. The Tsunami series’ regenerative mode-locking mechanism sustains pulses, even during perturbation of the cavity, and enables coverage of long wavelengths and very long picosecond pulses1.

Short Pulse Width

The short pulse Tsunami systems use the latest generation of high-performance optics to allow >65 nm of bandwidth for <30 fs in pulse width. When pumped by the Millennia eV 10, the Tsunami 3941-30-X1S typically achieves >800 mW of average power with >350 kW of peak power.

The superior design of the Tsunami prism dispersion compensation enables shorter, transform-limited pulses. A unique λ-track prism movement enables excellent beam pointing as the laser is tuned. The use of slits for wavelength selection in femtosecond operation, combined with advanced dispersion compensation allows wide pulse duration adjustment over the femtosecond range from <60 fs – >900 fs. The Tsunami laser can then be easily converted to picosecond mode to cover <2 ps – >100 ps with the appropriate GTI.

The Tsunami laser pulses can be synchronized to other lasers or laboratory equipment with the optional Lok-to-Clock® accessory that actively stabilizes cavity length. Lok-to-Clock electronics also provide high-speed input that can be used to slave the laser to a reference pulse train from another laser.

When the Tsunami oscillator is combined with the broad range of Spectra-Physics harmonic generators and optical parametric oscillators, such as the Inspire™ OPO, wavelength coverage spans from 210 nm – 5 µm. Pulse picking can offer repetition rate flexibility from single shot to 8 MHz, while still providing enough pulse energy for demanding fluorescence lifetime applications.

1. Standard pulse duration is <2 ps. Pulse durations > 100 ps are available with the use of appropriate GTI. 
2. Tuning range is specified as 700 nm – 1080 nm with Millennia eV 25 pump laser. Optional optics sets are available that can extend coverage to 685 nm to 1100 nm. 
3. Pulse durations between 120 fs and 900 fs require the use of GTI in combination with slits and prisms.

Applications

Time-resolved spectroscopy
Seed source for high-energy amplifiers
High harmonic generation
Deep-penetration multiphoton imaging
Micromachining
   
Output Characteristics Tsunami HP fs
15 W Pump
Tsunami HP ps
15 W Pump
Tsunami HP fs
10 W Pump
Tsunami HP ps
10 W Pump
 
Tuning Range 700–1080 nm2 700–1000 nm 700–1050 nm 700–1000 nm  
Average Power3 >2.7 W at 800 nm >2.9 W at 800 nm >1.4 W at 800 nm >1.5 W at 800 nm  
Pulse Width3, 4 <100 fs <2–100 ps <100 fs <2–100 ps  
Peak Power3 >337 kW at 800 nm - >170 kW at 800 nm -  
Pulse Energy ~34 nJ ~36 nJ ~15 nJ ~19 nJ  
Tsunami HP Models 3960C-15HP
3941C-15HP
3950-15HP
3960C-15HP5
3960-10HP
3960C-10HP
3941-10HP
3941C-10HP
3950-10HP
3960C-10HP5
 
   
Output Characteristics Tsunami Broadband fs
10 W Pump
Tsunami Broadband ps
10 W Pump
Tsunami Broadband fs
5 W Pump
Tsunami Broadband ps
5 W Pump
 
Tuning Range 700–1000 nm 700–1000 nm 710–980 nm 710–980 nm  
Average Power3 >1.4 W at 800 nm >1.5 W at 800 nm >0.7 W at 800 nm >0.7 W at 800 nm  
Pulse Width3, 4 <100 fs <2–100 ps <100 fs <2–100 ps  
Peak Power3 >170 kW at 800 nm - >85 kW at 800 nm -  
Pulse Energy ~14 nJ ~15 nJ ~8 nJ ~8 nJ  
Tsunami Broadband Models 3960-X1BB
3941-X1BB
3950-X1BB
3960-X1BB5
3960-M1BB
3941-M1BB
3950-M1BB
3960-M1BB5
 
   
Output Characteristics Tsunami-S fs
10 W Pump
Tsunami-S ps
10 W Pump
Tsunami-S fs
5 W Pump
Tsunami-S ps
5 W Pump
Tsunami-X fs
10 W Pump
Tsunami-X ps
10 W Pump
 
Tuning Range 720–850 nm 720–850 nm 720–850 nm 720–850 nm 970–1080 nm 970–1080 nm  
Average Power3 >1.1 W at 800 nm >1.3 W at 800 nm >0.7 W at 800 nm >1.0 W at 800 nm >0.25 W at 1050 nm >0.25 W at 1050 nm  
Pulse Width3, 4 <100 fs <2–100 ps <100 fs <2–100 ps <100 fs <2–100 ps  
Peak Power3 >170 kW at 800 nm - >85 kW at 800 nm - >170 kW at 800 nm -  
Pulse Energy ~15 nJ ~15 nJ ~8 nJ ~8 nJ ~8 nJ ~8 nJ  
Standard Tsunami Models 3960-X1S
3941-X1S
3950-X1S
3960-X1S5
3960-M1S
3941-M1S
3950-M1S
3960-M1S5
3960-X1X
3941-X1X
3950-X1X
3960-X1X5
 
   
Output Characteristics Sub 30 Tsunami
10 W Pump
Sub 30 Tsunami
5 W Pump
Ultra Short Pulse Tsunami
10 W Pump
Ultra Short Pulse Tsunami
5 W Pump
 
Tuning Range 780–820 nm 780–820 nm 720–850 nm 720–850 nm  
Average Power3 750 mW at 800 nm 400 mW at 800 nm 900 mW at 800 nm 500 mW at 800 nm  
Pulse Width3, 4 <30 fs <30 fs <50 fs <50 fs  
Peak Power3 >310 kW at 800 nm >160 kW at 800 nm >225 kW at 800 nm >125 kW at 800 nm  
Pulse Energy ~9 nJ ~5 nJ ~11 nJ ~6 nJ  
Tsunami Short Pulse Models 3941-30-X1S 3941-30-M1S 3960-X1S-USP
3941-X1S-USP
3960-M1S-USP
3941-M1S-USP
 
   
Repetition Rate (nominal)1 80 MHz  
Noise2 <0.2  
Stability3 <5%  
Spatial Mode TEM00  
Beam Diameter (1/e²) <2 mm  
Beam Divergence, full angle <1 mrad  
Polarization >500:1 vertical  

1. Laser operation is specified at a nominal repetition rate of 80 MHz.
2. Specification represents rma noise measured in a 10 Hz to 2 MHz bandwidth.
3. Percent power drift in any two-hour period with <±1°C temperature change after a one-hour warm up.

Tsunami Dimensions

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