16 May 2007

Newport introduce the new Solstice™ one-box ultrafast amplifier

Newport Spectra-Physics have introduced the new Solstice™ one-box ultrafast amplifier. The company's latest femtosecond solution has an output average power of more than 2.5 W at 1 or 5 kHz, high contrast pulses of less than 100fs, and a high quality beam (M2 less than 1.3). This innovative, rugged laser system has been designed to deliver hands-free, cutting-edge performance and ultra stable operation for a wide range of applications in both scientific research and industrial environments.

In order to ensure hands-off, reliable operation, the Solstice employs field proven, robust solutions including the Spectra-Physics Mai Tai® ultrafast oscillator and the Empower® pump source. To further enhance the system, the amplifier module uses the same Eternalign™ optical mounts that have ensured the success of all Spectra-Physics industrial lasers. By extending these industrial quality elements throughout the entire unit, Spectra-Physics has created a platform of unprecedented optical performance and stability.

"We are very excited to introduce our new Solstice laser system because we believe that it sets the industry standard for femtosecond amplifier stability and reliability," said Julien Klein, Product Manager for Spectra-Physics. "The Solstice one-box amplifier is an attractive solution for our scientific research and OEM customers. Its high output power advantage enables researchers to easily split the Solstice's beam into several and enable applications such as multi-color pump probe experiments. For our industrial customers, the high average power ensures maximum throughput in applications such as micromachining."

Contact: Jon Richardson

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